Lagos, (Nigeria), October 2019 – As part of events in celebration of this year’s World Savings Day, Junior Achievement Nigeria has partnered with Omilola Oshikoya International to launch The RicherKids Club.
RicherKids Club is an online wealth club for kids and teens aged 6 -15 with the objective of educating and inspiring the next generation to live the richer life using the hand of wealth methodology which focuses on 5 areas: what true wealth is, how to create wealth, how to manage wealth, how to grow wealth and how to use wealth.
World Savings Day, a day marked every October 31st, is an event created to increase public awareness of the importance of savings both for modern economies and for individuals alike. It focuses on the relevance of savings in the global economy and how every depositor contributes to its development.
“Saving” aligns with JAN core pillars, especially the “financial literacy” pillar. A day like this allows Junior Achievement Nigeria to further raise public awareness and reiterate the strategic importance of saving, particular for young minds and how cultivating the right saving habit affects their financial well-being.
In line with our commitment to delivering on our vision, we will be kicking off the #SaveWithJAN school tour by visiting schools around Lagos with some of our partners and contributors such as Omilola Oshikoya, members of the Lagos chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated amongst others – who will be speaking to over 500 secondary school students about the importance of Financial Literacy and responsibility as well as launch The RicherKids Club. Some of the schools we will be visiting include Redeemers International Secondary School Maryland, Liberty Bells Badore, International School Lagos to name a few.
Speaking on the significance of the day, Director of Marketing & Innovation, Junior Achievement Nigeria, Ms. Oduolayinka Osunloye, said “World Savings Day is a financial literacy initiative aimed at celebrating the benefits of being thrifty. It is an opportunity for JAN as an organization to further deliver on our Financial Literacy Pillar. Through our #SaveWithJAN initiative, we are partnering with various organizations and individuals to inform primary school students and youths about financial responsibility, the idea of saving their money in a bank and other financial tools to ensure they become leaders of their own lives”.
According to her, JAN, over the last 20 years, has implemented economic education programs that develop attitudes and skills necessary for personal success and social responsibility and delivers practical, experiential hands-on programs under the three pillars of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. She, however, reiterated JAN’s commitment to teaching financial literacy and other economic education programs to young people as the organization continues in its race to reaching 1,000,000 young people by the end of 2019.
While speaking on the partnership, Founder Omilola Oshikoya International, a wealth and financial advisory, training and coaching company, Omilola Oshikoya said “One of our long term goals for the richer kids clubs was to impact children in public schools with our curriculum. Fortunately, the partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria has enabled us to achieve this in the short term due to the extensive and highly impressive work they have done with public schools over the years. The partnership will kick off on World Savings day where we would launch the club in one of the public schools in JAN’s network. In addition, a few of our contributors on our online financial education platform for millennials known as “The Tech World of Finance” – www.wofin.org, would be speaking to kids in some of the public schools in JAN’s network”.
About Junior Achievement Nigeria
Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization with a 120-country network. Since inception in 1999, JAN has reached over 970,000 students in over 20,000 classrooms in all the 36 states across the country and the FCT through over 4000 volunteers. As part of a global network, JAN can leverage resources and expertise to deliver localized cutting-edge experiential programs built on JAWW’s three pillars of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, to in- and out-of-school youth ages 5 to 27 free of charge. Visit www.ja-nigeria.org to find out how you can donate or volunteer.