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    Congratulations to the nine More than Money Savings Challenge Winners!

    We are proud to announce the winners of the More than Money Savings Challenge

    Congratulations to these nine winners, determined by a draw at JASA’s head office:

    Sandile Nkhosi and Kamohelo Magge from Ekuphumeleleni Primary School in Soweto Gauteng; Refiloe Mashoeshoe, Simphiwe Xaba, Joana Janeiro and Thabo Nkalosa from Realeboha Primary in the Free State; Ayanda Maxethuka from Greenfield Primary School, Johannesburg; Kgotso Motaung from Reamohetswe Primary in the Free State; and Bulawa Siyakholwa from Fanti Gaqa Primary in Mdantsane, near East London in the Eastern Cape.

    The Savings Challenge ran from 23 April until 16 July. The 5 000 or so learners participating in the More than Money and More than Money in a Day programmes each received a cardboard piggy bank and set a target of how much they want to save, based on a weekly target multiplied by the 12 weeks of the challenge.

    The draw was done by JASA’s financial director, Collen Ngundu, under the watchful eye of our Monitoring and Evaluations Officer, Mashudu Mabela, to end off a productive Savings Month. All of the participants who reached their savings target were eligible to enter the draw. Some of the winners even exceeded their savings target. Bulawa Siyakholwa set a target of R1500 and exceeded this by saving R1695! This learner also achieved the highest total savings.

    The winners will open bank accounts and JASA will match each winner’s savings during the challenge and deposit the respective sums into their accounts. The aim of this challenge is to introduce the principle of savings in primary school learners so they develop good savings habits from an early age.

    Thank you to the schools and the teachers who facilitated the challenge to ensure the students participated – we could not have done this without you.

    For more information on the programme, and on JASA’s partnership with HSBC, click here.