Students at Junior Achievement. Image: Courtesy of SC

Standard Chartered (SC) Bank successfully completed its volunteering activity recently with Junior Achievement (JA) for conducting the “More than Money” programme to over 150 students at St Andrew’s School.

The JA programme that spanned over five weeks aimed at facilitating Year 5 students with the practical approach to starting a business and making smart decisions about managing money.

SC’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing Marilyn Graeme said that 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.

A staff of SC seen interacting with the students at St Andrew’s School. Image: Courtesy of SC

“Through the right collaboration with JA, we are able to empower the younger generation with the knowledge that will help them in their future,” she said.

On his part, Managing Director of Junior Achievement Brunei Louis Tan said it was the fourth year for the bank to volunteer for the 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,” he said.

Volunteering is one of the ways that SC contributes to the community in financial literacy while engaging employees through their skill sets in meaningful and rewarding activities outside of work.

Staff of SC with the students at St Andrew’s School. Image: Courtesy of SC

Futuremakers by SC is a refreshed global initiative to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion for disadvantaged young people in our communities.

Futuremakers aims to empower young people with education, employability and entrepreneurship opportunities. The Bank offers up to three days of annual volunteering leave to support a cause or activity.

To find out more of Standard Chartered’s network and service, please visit the bank’s website at www.sc.com/bn or follow the bank’s Facebook ‘Standard Chartered Brunei‘ and Instagram @stanchartbn.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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