Learners get a visit from HSBC Staff
17 April 2012
16 staff from HSBC gave up their busy mornings to help educate 40 Grade 4, 5 and 6 learners from Abdullah Bin Salaam Islamic School in Kelvin.
The learners are participating in a Junior Achievement Programme sponsored by HSBC known as the JA More than Money (MTM) Programme. The JA MTM programme is a six to eight week programme that teaches primary school learners fundamental financial literacy specifically focusing on budgeting, saving and banking.
Staff from HSBC attended during week three of the programme, and facilitated the learners playing a board game, designed by HSBC to teach the learners about the benefits of saving and investing money. Fadeela Laher, Programme Co-Ordinator for Junior Achievement South Africa (JASA), noted that the schools participation in the programme had been commendable; she was particularly impressed in the educator’s eagerness to be involved in the programme as well as the cleanliness of the schools facilities.
The learner’s participation in the programme has also been impressive and they asked the HSBC staff lots of questions during the session. Once the MTM session was complete both HSBC staff and Abdullah Bin Salaam Islamic School learners took some time to relax, with the boys enjoying a game of soccer and the girls enjoying some time on the obstacle course.