The Financial Literacy Initiative holds a training of trainers (TOT) for Primary School Teachers on the 22-23 February 2017

The FLI in cooperation with Child and Young Finance International (CYFI) recently held a training of trainers (TOT) workshop for primary school teachers. The aim of the TOT was to equip the teachers with financial education knowledge through the CYFI school bank programme which they will later transfer to the children through the delivery of basic financial sessions to the learners at their respective schools. In partnership with First National Bank of Namibia, learners in the programme will get an opportunity to open child-friendly bank accounts that they can use to save money.

The programme targets learners at primary school level and enables them to understand basic financial concepts that will be useful in their day to day life and other school courses such as business or entrepreneurship.

The School bank programme requires the kids to open an actual bank account and perform transactions, the programme also combines financial education with social competencies such as saving natural resources.

Attending the training were the teachers from Five Rand Primary School in Okahandja, Tobias Hainyeko Primary School as well as representatives from the student body AISEC.

Some of the topics covered in the training were, money and well-being, learning about spending and Autonomy and responsibility concerning financial decisions.

The FLI extends its appreciation to FNB for partnering on this project and the teachers who are important stakeholders and committed to educating the Namibian Nation.