By Henry Okonkwo
FinGreen, an educational programme aimed to increase financial inclusion in youth communities, is set to host another Financial Literacy Workshop for students of the University of Abuja students.
Financial literacy is critical for economic stability and progress, particularly among young people in developing economies. The FinGreen project aims to increase financial inclusion in underserved communities by equipping individuals with the skills needed to be financially confident, aware, and savvy through three pillars: assessing target communities, training them, and transforming participants into financial literacy advocates.
Hence, after completing the programme, these individuals become financial literacy ambassadors who can champion and share their knowledge with their families, friends, and communities.
This training project, established by QNET, a global e-commerce-based direct-selling company, would be hosted by one of its ambassadors, Anuoluwapo Ayoola.
Ayoola, a digital marketing expert will be sharing her newly gained financial skills and knowledge with 70 university students at a workshop bill to take place in Abuja.
According to this FinGreen ambassador, she is passionate about educating other young people about the importance of financial literacy as an essential life skill.
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She said, “I am thrilled to have organised a financial literacy workshop at the University of Abuja, with the generous support of QNET.
“Financial literacy is not just about managing money. It’s about creating a better future for ourselves and future generations. As an ambassador of FinGreen, I’m excited for more opportunities to educate my peers on why financial education and literacy are so important,” she added.
Ayoola would teach UniAbuja students about the insights and understanding she obtained as a pilot learner for the first phase of FinGreen training, which began in Nigeria in June 2022.
Her first training module at the session would be to challenge the students’ ideas about financial literacy and educate them on how they may change their thinking to benefit from financial knowledge. In her second program, Ayola would use her student experience to give practical techniques and tips on how participants can manage their finances as students and working adults. This would be critical in assisting participants in managing their financial sustainability and investment, given that many Nigerian students are in severe debt as a result of the rising cost of tertiary education.
Speaking further on the workshop, Mr Biram Fall, the Regional General Manager of QNET Sub-Saharan Africa, elaborated that the FinGreen initiative is a driving force to empower young people, such as tertiary students, through financial literacy training before they graduate.
Mr Fall emphasized that QNET created this unique financial literacy program to promote financial inclusion among young people and women through training and teaching.
He said, “We are honoured to support Anu Ayoola and the University of Abuja’s Financial Literacy Workshop. With the constantly shifting financial landscape and the digitisation of financial services, young people need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about their money. Not just that, we want to continue helping young people, like Anu Ayoola, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills and foster a sense of responsibility and leadership through FinGreen.”
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