CHILDREN’S Performing Arts Workshop (Chipawo) Trust has partnered with an American multinational financial services corporation, Visa, to run a financial training programme for young people across the country through use of creative arts.
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
The project, targeted at children from as young as seven years and youths aged between 16 and 25, is running under the theme, Enhancing Financial Literacy Through Creative Arts.
Chipawo projects officer, Eden Nyarirangwe, said the financial literacy project is meant to give young people insight into making thoughtful and informed decisions on financial management.
“For over a decade, Visa has been developing financial literacy programmes that teach individuals how to spend, save and budget responsibly and Chipawo takes pride to be a new partner,” Nyarirangwe said.
He said the programme started on November 14 with about 80 children aged up to 16 and on November 18, there was another group comprising of about 30 youths participating in Harare, before heading for Bindura where 30 young people were trained.
“With this project, children will be taken through a theoretical module that will inform them on the usage, negotiation and spending, saving and budgeting of their finances and also learn how to make use of the creative arts as a tool that will enhance their understanding and skills,” he said.
Nyarirangwe said a theatre production will also be produced and performed by few selected participants involved in the project to reflect on the key fundamental elements of defining and explaining to others the knowledge they would have gained from the workshops and practical programme.