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CYFI SchoolBank workshop success in Zimbabwe

On 23 and 24 May Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), in collaboration with the People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB) Zimbabwe, organized a SchoolBank Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe. The two-day event was attended 25 participants, including branch managers of POSB Zimbabwe and employees of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Education. It was aimed at providing the participating institutions, who will be engaged in a SchoolBank Zimbabwe pilot, an understanding of the principles and operational modules for a SchoolBank project.

The workshop content was facilitate by the CYFI Secretariat and consisted of six modules and three practical sessions. The models were interspersed with practical examples from expert speakers from Junior Achievement Zimbabwe and Oratec Uganda. There following are the models and practical sessions:

Modules

    1. The business case for children and youth financial services
    2. SchoolBank: An integrated approach to financial capability
    3. Product development strategies for a SchoolBank project
    4. Stakeholder Management and Roles in SchoolBank implementation
    5. Funding, Monitoring and Evaluating a SchoolBank project

Practical sessions

    1. Value proposition for children and youth financial services
    2. Localizing SchoolBank model
    3. Developing a road map for SchoolBank Zimbabwe
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