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JA South Africa’s More than Money Programme receives a nod from MMF and GDED

JA South Africa (formerly Junior Achievement SA) is delighted to partner with Momentum Metropolitan Foundation (MMF) in implementing the JA More than Money programme. The partnership has seen over 360 grades 6-7 learners from Chivirikani Primary School in Katlehong and at Theo Twala Primary School in Springs empowered with financial literacy skills. JA’s More than Money programme is aimed learners from grades 5-7 teaches learners about financial literacy, with an emphasis on learning to earn, save and spend wisely.

Financial literacy is an important conduit of financial inclusion, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).  As a prominent enabler of the SDG’s, we are providing financial literacy skills to empower disadvantaged learners with the right tools to financial inclusion.

The partnership with Momentum Metropolitan Foundation and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development is a vote of confidence that JA programmes are necessary in preparing future leaders”; says Nelly Mofokeng, Managing Director at JA South Africa.

Our partners play a key role in helping us implementing our mandate

As one of the key providers of financial services and products in South Africa, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings (MMH), has an important role to play in empowering South African citizens with the knowledge, skills and information they need to make informed choices about personal finances. As such we are very pleased to have partnered with JA South Africa in this manner,”  says Thabo Qoako, M&E Specialist from Momentum Metropolitan Foundation.

The support received from educators is imperative to supporting learner confidence, JA South is encouraged that our programmes compliment the school curriculum. Here’s what one educator had to say:

“JA South Africa’s More than Money programme at Theo Twala Primary School has been interesting and impactful. It has taught learners how turn their interests into a booming business by identifying gaps in the market worth exploring.

One learner who rents his bicycle over weekends to make pocket money used to see little returns. However, after taking part in the JA More than Money programme, he learnt the importance of saving the programme taught him on how to improve his business. The practical financial skills gained have been beneficial and yielded desired results. We look forward to welcoming the JA South Africa team again!

Ms.Mbalenhle Zwane – Grade 6 and 7 Educator at Theo Twala Primary School.