Old Mutual Zimbabwe, a leading financial services provider, has announced the launch of the second edition of its Kids Financial Education Bootcamp, a free online program that aims to equip children with essential financial skills in a fun and interactive way.
The boot camp, which runs from October 13 to 29, 2023, is designed for primary and high school students who want to learn key financial concepts such as planning, saving, debt, investment, and budgeting. The program will also help children unlock their financial potential and empower them to take control of their financial futures.
Samuel Matsekete, Old Mutual Zimbabwe Group CEO, said the boot camp is part of the company’s commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of children and youth.
“Financial literacy is a crucial life skill that sets the foundation for long-term financial well-being. By providing children with the knowledge and tools to make informed financial decisions, we are empowering them to take control of their financial futures. We believe that investing in financial education at a young age is key to building a financially secure and prosperous nation,” he said.
The boot camp will feature interactive sessions that will teach children the financial fundamentals in an engaging way. As a responsible business, Old Mutual stands out by prioritizing financial education and inclusivity.
Lillian Mbayiwa, Old Mutual Zimbabwe’s Head of Marketing, Public Affairs, and Sustainability, said the company firmly believes that financial education should be accessible to all.
“We are proud to offer the On the Money Kids Financial Literacy Bootcamp as a free online program, ensuring that children from diverse backgrounds can participate and benefit from this valuable initiative,” she said.
Upon completion of the boot camp, students will receive certificates, recognizing their dedication and commitment to mastering their financial futures.
Additionally, participants will have the chance to win exciting prizes that await them throughout the program. These incentives add an element of excitement and motivation, encouraging children to actively participate and apply their newfound knowledge.