Old Mutual, JCI in financial education
Old Mutual has partnered Junior Chambers International (JCI) in a financial education programme aimed at encouraging more Malawians to embrace a saving culture.
Speaking during a training workshop held in partnership with JCI in Lilongwe, Old Mutual regional manager for the central and northern regions, Vincent Mkandawire, said the company is extending the programme to a wider audience.
“We’re reaching out to the employed and unemployed, entrepreneurs, students, and churches. We are also enriching the programme by adding on other financial-related topics such as investments and insurance, ” said Mkandawire.
He said so far Old Mutual has managed to reach over 5,000 people through Face to face engagements.
He said the programme is vital for the development of the country.
“We live in a country that is alive with possibilities for people to realise their dreams. As we learn new ways of managing our money, we strengthen the fabric of our families and communities,” said Mkandawire.
“We believe that financial matters affect every type of human being and Old Mutual would like to offer the best financial advice at every stage of their life,” he said.
In his remarks, JCI national director of partnerships, Wilfred Saiti, hailed Old Mutual for introducing the progamme.