The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group Limited is coordinating a weeklong financial literacy program dubbed Money Minded.
Money Minded is a flexible education program for adults seeking to build money management skills, knowledge and confidence.
The one-week program targets staffs at the Department of Labour as well as RSE Agents and Seasonal workers for both Australia and New Zealand.
The Money Minded Program was officially opened yesterday, Monday September 9 at the VNPF Conference Room.
The program was officiated by the ANZ Country Head Sheng Lee and the Commissioner of Labour, Murielle Meltenoven.
ANZ Country Head Lee said during the inaugural that the significant purpose of the literacy program is to provide crucial information to communities, to help them make informed decisions on managing their financial affairs.
“Our primary focus is for seasonal workers to attend, so we can help them to better manage their money to invest in something that will benefit them in the future,” said Mr Lee.
Commissioner Meltenoven conveyed that the program has the full support of the Government with aims to ensure workforces, especially seasonal workers to understand the importance of money management and investment.
“I can assure you that Money Minded will be a broad learning journey,” said Mrs Meltenoven
“At times, we depend too much on the Government on the lack of funds, but with improved knowledge of better management and good investment of your own money, gained through these financial literacy programs will ensure present and future long-term financial security.”
Money Minded collaborated partners include; Digicel Vanuatu Limited, Live and Learn, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Vanwods.
Day 5 of the program will cover an accreditation where members and participants will be certified with a contract so they can run their own trainings and share their knowledge to their communities.