Kaalfontein learners receive money saving tips

The Banking Association of South Africa team together with the principal.

The Banking Association of South Africa visited Kaalfontein High School in Ebony Park to teach learners on the subject of saving.

Senior general manager Khulekani Mathe said the organisation is made up of various financial institutions.

He said the Banking Association of South Africa went to the school on July 28 to give learners appropriate tools on saving money.

“We teach them about finance but since July was a saving month the StarSaver programme had to focus on saving.

Learners excited about the programme.

The programme is approved by the Department of Education and it is facilitated as part of Economic Management Sciences.

We want children to be effective economic citizens,” said Mathe.

He said learners must know their role in the economy.

“On this programme, we collaborated with financial institutions without competition because we felt this is important for the future of the country.

Principal Kodisang Maduma shaking hands with Khulekani Mathe of the The Banking Association of South Africa.

The programme has been running for 10 years and it has reached more than 3 000 schools and covered over two million learners.”

The programme is coming to Kaalfontein High School for the second time and it will be rolled out to other Tembisa schools.

Mathe said the department of basic education instructed the organisation to deal with learners in Grade Seven to Grade Nine.

“Therefore we work with public schools that have those grades. We got to the schools and have discussions with the school’s management and if they are interested we then allocate time to run the programme in the school,” Mathe said.

The Banking Association of South Africa team together with learners and teachers.

He said teaching materials are distributed to the teachers to help them teach finance subjects further.

“The programme gets positive feedback both from teachers and the Department of Education.

Interested schools can contact Ephraim Kgosana on 011 645 6700

Jantji Ngwenyama

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