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JA Nigeria, LAPO MFB partner to increase Financial Literacy Awareness

Lagos, (Nigeria), November 2020 – In a bid to increase financial literacy among young people, Junior Achievement has partnered with LAPO Microfinance Bank Limited to implement a financial literacy program aimed at demonstrating different ways of achieving financial management and financial goals.

In a webinar themed “Financial Management: Leveraging Micro-credit for a Robust Financial Foundation”, young people will be exposed to the fundamentals of financial management as it affects their overall social wellbeing as well as empower them with the requisite knowledge to understand and imbibe a culture of positive financial habits.

The webinar will feature distinguished speakers including Ekaette Umoh, Financial Management Coach; Ochudo Ayi, Founder Personal Branding for Leaders Network and Dorcas Thorpe, Head, Corporate Planning Department, LAPO MFB, who will share from their wealth of experience to enlighten young people.

Speaking on the partnership, the Senior Programs Manager, Junior Achievement Nigeria, Franca Thomas said that the partnership reinforces JA Nigeria’s commitment to financial literacy as a form of empowering young people.

“We believe that good financial literacy is key to empowering people to make good financial decisions and ensuring a solid economic rewarding future. JA Nigeria partnered with LAPO Microfinance Bank to organise a webinar to support the expansion and awareness of financial literacy among young people. The webinar will grant young people the opportunity to engage with speakers who are experts in financial management, personal financing and branding and learn about accessing micro-credit for a strong financial foundation and most importantly, share tips drawn from over 15 to 20 years experience from the speakers.” Franca said.

“The webinar will also seek to further link the youth with various opportunities as an additional benefit to those that will attend. The webinar is extended to the youth which spans across our network of Venture in Management Program alumni, our esteemed volunteers, our ‘Ready. Set. Go.’ participants, university graduates and other young professionals.” She added.

About Junior Achievement Nigeria

Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization with a 120-country network. Since its inception in 1999, JAN has reached over one million students in over 20,000 classrooms in all the 36 states across the country and the FCT through over 5000 volunteers. As part of a global network, JAN can leverage resources and expertise to deliver localized cutting-edge experiential programs built on JAWW’s three pillars of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, to in- and out-of-school youth ages 5 to 27 free of charge.

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