Pupils taught money savvy

West End Primary School pupils are, at the back, Ragmah Abrahams. In front, from left, are Tabassum Kamaldien and Caylin Martin. With them is Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) teacher Carlton Daniels.

Close to 200 Grade 7 West End Primary school pupils took part in a financial literacy workshop at the Lentegeur school on Saturday March 4.

Junior Achievement (JA) South Africa hosted the More than Money programme to discuss managing money, investing and loans.

The face-to-face session, includes the use of an online programme, offering a blended learning experience.

Pupils will receive certificates on completion of an online assessment.

JASA facilitators said that the programme gives pupils tools to make work effectively with money as they grow older, to look at investments positively and to make saving a priority.

Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) teacher Carlton Daniels said: “The beauty of the JASA programme is that it introduces much needed financial literacy to students from impoverished backgrounds and equips them with the necessary tools and knowledge to make sound financial decisions.”