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World Savings Day, 31 October, was the occasion for Barclays Bank Mozambique to mount a series of activities in primary and secondary schools in Maputo – Polana High School, Escola primária 3 de Fevereiro and Triumph Primary School – aimed at instilling in students the importance of savings.
By concentrating on financial literacy, Barclays Bank Mozambique hopes to contribute to the education and training of young Mozambicans by introducing banking concepts and personal finance management to promote financial inclusion.
The activities ran from 25th to the 27th of October. Among them were lectures on savings, challenging students to make effective and interactive activities, and workshops teaching the basics of drawing up a savings plan. Students also shared their experiences about savings and participated in educational games. At the end of the day, students who performed well received prizes from the bank, and all participants had a small meal to help them through the day.
Barclays Bank Mozambique believes that teachers play a key role and involved them in the activities too, equipping them with the tools and knowledge to implement financial literacy projects in schools.
“Our goal as a bank is to be a catalyst of growth and continue to contribute to the economic and social development of Mozambique. We have confidence in the country and we believe in it´s future. That’s why we’re here, bringing activities that add value to society, and will in the short, medium and long term contribute positively to a stronger economy.
“Financial education is crucial to society, and we want a society with better financial literacy. Today’s activities will provide those who are building the future of our country the tools and knowledge to implement financial literacy projects and, above all, prepare them for a dignified adult life,” Barclays Bank Managing Director Rui Barros said.Source: Barclays Press Release