Diversified financial services group, Old Mutual Zimbabwe celebrated the Global Money Week (GMW) celebrations with face-to-face financial literacy training in Bulawayo as well as on social media.
GMW is an annual global awareness-raising campaign on financial literacy.
This year's GMW was celebrated under the theme ‘Plan your money, plant your future’.
The theme focused on sustainability and raising awareness on the implications of individual financial behaviour not only on one’s financial future but also on the environment and society.
“This theme prompts young people to be forward-looking and to have a broad view of the environment and society in their financial decisions,” Old Mutual said.
“Through Old Mutual’s financial education programme – “On The Money” the financial services giant endeavours to educate and equip children and youth with the financial literacy skills to make smart financial decisions.”
The celebrations began last month, with Old Mutual in partnership with regulators in the financial industry, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC), Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe (SECZIM) and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education targeting schools in Matabeleland for financial literacy trainings.
“The decision to visit the said provinces was informed by the recent research by Finscope, which showed that there are low literacy levels in the Matabeleland North and South and Mashonaland Central Provinces,” Old Mutual said..
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“Furthermore, a series of On The Money’ financial literacy sessions were executed at the Entrepreneurs Summit held in Bulawayo from 23 - 25 March were over 1300 entrepreneurs attended the enriching summit.
“Global Money Week commemorations coming to an end, Old Mutual remains committed to helping young people have a healthier financial life by equipping them with knowledge on how to handle their finances better.”