JA Uganda has kicked off the 2022 Cha-Ching financial literacy program with Trainer of Trainers sessions for teachers from 30 primary schools in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono. The trained teachers will deliver the program with support from volunteers from Prudential Uganda through Prudence Foundation. The program aims to reach 3,500 school pupils between the ages of nine to 11 with financial knowledge and empower them to make good financial decisions
Cha-Ching is a financial literacy program for primary school students which is hinged on the pillars of Earn, Save, Spend and Donate. The curriculum adopts activity-based learning to enhance young minds with the knowledge, tools and practice they need to make informed financial decisions to reach their own personal goals and aspirations.
Speaking on the impact of the program, Sserunjogi Rahim, a primary school pupil of Mugwanya Prep. School in Kabojja, said, “I have learnt to prioritize necessities over wants. I started a nursery bed of food crops that later turned into a garden. I harvested beans and maize which I sold to get money and the rest we ate at home. Now I earn money.”