Dr Knak Primary School Students Celebrate the Completion of their JA More Than Money Programme Funded by HSBC

02 August 2012

135 Grade 7 learners from Dr Knak Primary School celebrated the completion of their six session long JA More Than Money programme by ending the programme with an official certification ceremony.

During the programme learners were taught fundamental financial literacy specifically focusing on budgeting, saving and banking. During week four of the programme the learners played two board games, designed by JA and HSBC, to teach the learners about the benefits of saving and investing money.

Fadeela Laher, Programme Coordinator for Junior Achievement South Africa (JASA), noted that the learners had been extremely committed and that their behaviour in class had been exemplary! She also stated that she hoped the learners now understood the importance of saving.

Isabel Correia, Company Secretary and Head of Marketing for HSBC, attended the certification ceremony “The energy levels and enthusiasm of the students and the teachers at this school are infectious and I am looking forward to the next JA Certification Ceremony” The schools EMS HOD S.M. Mochaki was also present along with the programme facilitator Mr Moses Molefe Maloka. Linda McClure, Managing Director of JASA, as well as Joanne Bender, Programmes Manager for JASA, also attended the certification.

“Moses was an excellent facilitator. His passion for teaching and keenness to improve the lives of his learners ensured that his learners received the best facilitation possible. The school is also extremely enthusiastic and the enormous passion and energy of the teachers certainly motivates the learners.” Noted Linda McClure.

This is the second time that JASA and HSBC have offered the JA More than Money Programme at Dr Knak Primary School and, due to the popularity of the programme last year, the school was one of the first selected by HSBC next year, to benefit from the JA More than Money Programme. JASA are also planning on offering the new Environmental Entrepreneurs Programme, also funded by HSBC, at Dr Knak Primary School during the second half of the year. During the seven week programme, learners will be taught about climate change and the effect it has on the world and its economies.

“HSBC is proud to be associated with JASA and Dr Knak Primary School and we hope to be able to be involved with the school for many years to come.” Concluded Isabel Correia.

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