Heritage Bank Harps on Financial Literacy


As part of efforts to promote financial literacy, Heritage Bank Plc recently took the opportunity of the current holiday for students to implement one of its financial literacy initiatives by conducting a workshop for children.

The Financial Literacy Holiday Workshop, titled, “Edutainment Resource for Children and Young Persons,” engaged children between the ages of 8 and 11 recently.

The highlights of the workshop, which marked the maiden edition included financial literacy coaching presentation skills, creative writing, practical sessions, movie outing and other exciting treats.

Addressing the children in Lagos, the Executive Director, Abuja and North Directorate, Corporate Banking of the bank, Ola Olabinjo, explained that the goal of the programme was to secure the future and empower the Nigerian child and youth to make informed decisions about finances and wealth creation so they can take action to improve their present and long-term financial well-being.

He, however, stressed that financial education is a key success indicator for socio-economic development, adding that the bank believes in empowering the youth with requisite skills to make solid financial decisions in adult years.

In a bid to help the children to understand banking profession, especially for those who indicated interest in the career, Olabinjo, advised them to maintain integrity, good character, decent dressing and fear of God.

He equally educated the children on mobile and e-payment platforms, saying that digital electronics is the future.

Chidera Duru, one of the beneficiary of the Financial Literacy Holiday Workshop, thanked the bank for its support, while saying that she has learnt a lot on the need to imbibe savings culture, how to read account statements and other educating aspect of the banking career.