Prudential Commits K 245,745.00 For The 2019/2020 Cha Ching Financial Literacy Program Expansion To Copperbelt ProvinceOctober 28, 2019
Prudential Life Assurance Zambia has invested K 245, 745.00 for the 2019/2020 Cha Ching Program. The program will be implemented in partnership with Junior Achievement Zambia. In 2018, Prudential implemented the Cha Ching Program in 5 Lusaka based Primary Schools which reached 648 pupils. The 2019/2020 Program will be implemented in 10 Ndola based Primary Schools.
From July 2017 to May 2019, Prudential Life Assurance Zambia and Junior Achievement Zambia have been implementing the inaugural Cha Ching Program in Zambia which involved over 1,064 primary School pupils in grade 5 and 6. Over 30 Prudential members of staff were involved in the Cha Ching Program.
In July, 2018, Prudential and Junior Achievement Zambia were jointly awarded by the Governor of the Bank of Zambia Dr. Denny Kalyalya for Exceptional Financial Literacy Week Outreach at ceremony held at Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka
The objectives of Cha-Ching are to:
o Provide engaging, academically enriching, and experiential learning sessions in economic education
o Help the students discover four concepts in using money: Earn, Save, Spend and Donate
In a statement recently, JA Zambia Executive Director, Mr. Teddy M Nyasulu said “JA Zambia, we would to thank Prudential for continued partnership in empowering primary school children with practical financial literacy skills. You may appreciate that financial literacy is key to ensure all Zambian citizens develop positive attitudes to make informed financial decisions. We are grateful to Prudential for continuing with this great program in Zambia,” said Mr. Nyasulu.
Supporting the Statement Prudential Life Assurance Managing Director Mr Krishnaswamy Rajagopal said that he was pleased that Prudential has invested in the future of Zambia through the Cha-Ching Program. “Prudential is committed to ensuring that financial education becomes a reality for all Zambians especially young people. We are proud to be associated with the Cha Ching Program in Zambia. We believe in the potential of young people and their contribution to the growth of the financial sector in Zambia.” Said Mr. Krishnaswamy.
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Prudential in Zambia
Prudential writes business as a licensed long-term insurer and as a pension fund manager and pension scheme administrator. Prudential Life writes and transacts long-term insurance including individual life assurance, group life assurance, credit life assurance, funeral insurance, health insurance and managed health care schemes and annuities. Prudential Pensions Management Zambia is a provider of group pension scheme administration and fund management. Prudential has 10 branches and sales offices in Livingstone, Choma, Lusaka, Kabwe, Chipata, Kasama, Ndola, Kitwe, Chingola, and Solwezi.
About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement Zambia is a voluntary, private sector led initiative registered in Zambia as a not-for profit organization. It is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide which was founded in the United States of America in 1919 by Theodore Vail, president of American Telephone & Telegraph; Horace Moses, President of Strathmore Paper Co.; and Senator Murray Crane of Massachusetts. Junior Achievement Zambia was established in 2002 and has continued with its efforts to build future entrepreneurs and employees of Zambia. The organisation promotes business and economic education programs for young people who are taught in school to prepare them for life after school and at the same time promoting an entrepreneurial culture in Zambia.
Ms. Mary Sikaneta
Marketing and communication Manager (Prudential Life Assurance)
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