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Firm to train 300 students in financial literacy

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 Mixta Africa, a real estate development company, has completed plans to sponsor 300 public secondary school students to learn basic financial literacy tools.

The firm would be partnering with Junior Achievement Nigeria to sponsor girl students in public secondary schools situated in Lagos, Oyo, and Rivers, according to a statement issued by the company.

The statement titled ‘Mixta Africa commits to sponsoring 300 students in basic financial literacy’ explained that 767 million girls globally were forced to leave school due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It added that girls were particularly affected by the secondary impacts of the outbreak – the risk of exploitation, early pregnancy, and child marriage increase – hence the decision to cater for the girl child.

Chief Commercial Officer at Mixta Africa, Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani, in the statement pointed out that sustainability and the future of work were only possible through digitisation and youth empowerment.

She said, “Societal development cannot happen in a vacuum. What we need is an enabling environment. There is a need for systems that enable things to happen in society not just for young people, but for businesses and the community as a whole.

“There’s a lot that the private sector can do in terms of building this infrastructure but we also need to see how we can work hand in hand with the public sector given the limited resources we have to make that happen.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

She said Mixta Africa was concerned about sustainability, innovation, and empowerment with young people at the heart of the intersection.

Commenting on the partnership, JA Nigeria’s Executive Director, Foluso Gbadamosi, said, “Junior Achievement Nigeria has built a track record of success in delivering high-quality experiential hands-on programmes under the three pillars of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to young people between the ages of five and 27; all of which have been possible with the help and support of our board members and our partners.”

She added that JAN had reached over one million students since its inception and had a target of reaching another one million students by 2025, having partnered with Facebook, Google, Mastercard, Central Bank of Nigeria, Sigma Pension, among others.

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