120 students learn to manage money

Secondary school students at the NCCU money management session

One hundred and twenty  students (120) from six secondary schools in the Roseau area were introduced to the basics of  money management on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 during a Youth Financial Literacy Seminar organised by the National Co-operative Credit Union Ltd at the Public Service Union Hall.

The interactive seminar was well received by third and fourth students who came from the St. Martin Secondary School, St. Mary’s Academy, Dominica Community High School, Wesley High School, Convent High School and Orion Academy.

Topics covered included Financial Behaviour:  values, needs versus wants; Financial Planning: goal setting, budgeting and saving.

The students also received information on NCCU, its structure, reach, becoming a member and relevant products and services.

Facilitators were NCCU’s Chief Financial Officer, Curth Charles, and Marva Jervier and Davina Toussaint of the Society’s La Salette Branch.

NCCU believes “it is necessary for young persons to learn how to manage money as it is an important life skill”.

This was the fifth edition of the NCCU Youth Financial Literacy  Seminar.The  credit union intends to continue hosting the seminar annually.

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4 Comments

  1. carlty
    May 13, 2019

    These are the types of training we need to get our young people involved in. Hopefully, we will see more of such in the future. Thank you to the organizers.

  2. 小帕
    May 13, 2019

    Hope in the future every high school student will take a year course in money management. That’ll definitely help build the future generations.

  3. Someshalleatall
    May 12, 2019

    Hope other secondary schools take part.

  4. Student
    May 11, 2019

    Congratulations Mr Charles on an excellent delivery. keep up giving back to our youths.

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