Employees from Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Brunei conducted the Junior Achievement (JA) More than Money programme for over 150 students from St Andrew’s School as part of their volunteering activity.
The JA Programme, spanned over five weeks, aimed to facilitate Year 5 students with the practical approach to starting a business and making smart decisions about managing money.
Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing at SCB Brunei Marilyn Graeme said, “Financial literacy is an important focus for the Bank and it is in line with the bank’s refreshed community programme strategy, Futuremakers, which aims to empower the next generation to learn, earn and grow. Through the right collaboration with Junior Achievers, we are able to empower the younger generation with knowledge that will help them in their future.”
Managing Director of Junior Achievement Brunei Louis Tan said, “This is the fourth year that Standard Chartered volunteered for this programme. It was a great contribution as the students showed positive feedback through the interactions. Hopefully this will allow the students to have awareness of their skills and equip them with valuable lessons.”
Volunteering is one of the ways that Standard Chartered contributes to the community in financial literacy while engaging employees through their skill sets in meaningful and rewarding activities outside of work.
Futuremakers by Standard Chartered is a refreshed global initiative to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion for disadvantaged young people in communities. Futuremakers aims to empower young people with education, employability and entrepreneurship opportunities. The bank offers up to three days annual volunteering leave to support a cause or activity.