Johannesburg, 5 March 2015. Following the launch of the Mauritius Consumer Finscope Survey in November 2014 which identified financial literacy as an issue of concern, FinMark Trust is rolling out its recently developed Financial Education Toolkit as part of its programme on financial literacy in Mauritius from 4-11 March 2015. The beneficiaries of this training are the Mauritius Bankers Association and the Financial Services Commission. It is expected that some 40 participants from these two institutions will benefit from this training.
While many organisations and governments have recognised the need for improved financial capability in recent years, little has been done to assist practitioners in the design and implementation of effective and impactful financial education policies and interventions. To this end, the Financial Education Toolkit was developed by FinMark Trust which is aimed at building the skills and capacities of individuals that are involved in the design, funding, management and/or implementation of financial education programmes.
The toolkit includes a practical step-by-step guide on best practices in the design and implementation of financial education interventions at national and programme levels. It is designed for use by both the novice and the experienced practitioner who requires some guidance or fresh thinking and is a practical guide with multiple illustrations and ‘how to’ examples, which can be used both in the classroom and as a reference guide.
The toolkit was recently piloted in Namibia with participants from public and private sector, NGOs and civil society organisations.
Nitha Ramnath (Ms)
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