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Access Bank, 9ijakids Intensify Financial Literacy Campaign



Access Bank, 9ijakids Intensify Financial Literacy Campaign

Access Bank, the leading financial institution in collaboration with 9ijakids and Kidpreneur Africa, has spread the message of financial literacy to kids throughout African nations as part of celebrations for 2023 Global Money Week.

According to the organisation, the initiative aims at equipping young children with relevant knowledge and skills that will guide them in taking sound financial decisions at the appropriate time.

The week-long activity featured financial literacy sessions in 150 schools across four countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa.

The initiative impacted over 40,000 direct beneficiaries, which also saw to the distribution of more than 2,000 financial literacy resources to participating students.

Speaking on the programme’s rationale, Co-Founder of 9ijakids, Titi Adewusi said it was inspired by a need to catch the children young and get them accustomed to good financial habits from their early days.

She said, “Studies have shown that children who receive financial education early in life are more likely to make better financial decisions as adults. This is why we are passionate about educating children on financial literacy using fun and interactive methods.”

The Executive Director of Kidpreneur Africa, Mrs Juliet Vincent-Obi also highlighted the relevance of financial literacy to economic growth.

“We believe by equipping children with the necessary financial skills, we are not only helping them become financially responsible adults, but also reducing the inequality gap in our societies,” she said.

Access Bank has partnered 9ijakids and Kidpreneur Africa on Global Money Week initiative for three years now, thus demonstrating its commitment to promoting financial literacy and economic growth in Africa.