In a collaborative effort, QNET and J.A. Abrahams & Co launch the FinGreen Financial Literacy Program in Ghana.
The Need for Financial Education.
One striking reality is that traditional educational systems often fall short in equipping individuals with the necessary financial skills to navigate the complexities of modern life. FinGreen aims to bridge this gap by offering vital financial knowledge and skills to the youth and SME business owners.
Collaboration for Impact.
Acknowledging the importance of a solid foundation for the FinGreen program, J.A. Abraham’s & Co has worked diligently to forge partnerships with institutions such as ICAG, the University of Ghana, and the Ministry of Education. This strategic outreach ensures alignment with the program’s goals and audience, contributing to its long-term sustainability.
Understanding the Current Scenario.
In Ghana, approximately 32% of adults possess basic financial literacy. FinGreen’s module covers an array of topics, including budgeting, banking, investment, basic bookkeeping, tax, social media marketing, and entrepreneurship.
Benefits for Participants.
Participants in the program stand to gain practical financial knowledge they can apply in their everyday lives and businesses. This includes essential skills in budgeting, financial planning, bookkeeping, taxation for business, entrepreneurship, and social media marketing.
Practical Training Period.
The training period spans from 25th October to 2nd December 2023, with sessions taking place in Koforidua, Kumasi, Winneba, Ho, and commencing in Accra from 25th to 27th October, 2023.
For those attending the Accra session, the venue is the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission Hall, near the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Okponglo, and the program start time is 9 a.m.
Expertise in Action.
The program is facilitated by J. A. Abrahams & Co (a firm with a wealth of financial expertise specializing in assurance services, accountancy, tax, and advisory services), and other resource persons.
What is FinGreen?
FinGreen is the signature financial literacy program of QNET, developed to empower and educate young people, women, and small-scale business owners, especially in underserved communities, with essential financial knowledge and skills. Best of all, it’s free for all participants.
Addressing Financial Exclusion.
Studies and data from the UN highlight the financial exclusion of about 2.5 billion working adults, particularly among low-income populations in emerging and developing economies. Youth and women are often excluded from access to formal financial services due to various factors.
Who Can Benefit?
FinGreen is designed for young people, women, and small-scale business owners, especially those in underserved communities. These groups are often excluded from financial training opportunities.
The Pillars of FinGreen.
FinGreen follows a structured approach of assessment, training, and advocacy. The program works closely with local experts to assess and identify the target segment for training. The training sessions are concise and time-efficient, ensuring effective results, particularly for young adults from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
FinGreen doesn’t just focus on financial knowledge; it also nurtures essential personal development aspects like curiosity and self-esteem. The program aims to transform participants into confident, aware, and financially savvy individuals who can share their knowledge with others. Since its launch in 2022 in Nigeria and Turkey, QNET’s FinGreen has empowered 1,500 individuals to take control of their financial future.
Join the Movement.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this transformative program. Register today.
For more information about QNET and FinGreen, please visit here.
This initiative aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Addis Ababa Agenda, recognizing that financial inclusion is a critical component of sustainable development.