Idakeda and Bank Employees Credit Union collaborate on successful new Business and Financial Management programme for young people

Cut Yuh Style to Suit Yuh Cloth is the latest Idakeda programme using Indigenous Culture and Traditional Carnival Characters to impart messages to young people The Financial Management and Savings programme commissioned and sponsored by the Bank Employees Credit Union was recently introduced to young people in schools along the EastWest corridor to rave reviews by teachers and students alike

‘Cut Yuh Style to Suit Yuh Cloth' is the latest Idakeda programme using Indigenous Culture and Traditional Carnival Characters to impart messages to young people. The Financial Management and Savings programme, commissioned and sponsored by the Bank Employees Credit Union, was recently introduced to young people in schools along the East/West corridor to rave reviews by teachers and students alike.

‘Cut Yuh Style to Suit Yuh Cloth' is a local expression which speaks to being frugal with money, rejecting materialistic values and living within ones means. The programme fully achieved its main objectives of:

 – Assisting young people to develop financial savvy in an entertaining, non-threatening and non-didactic manner

 – Providing the students with a clear understanding and appreciation of the Credit Union system and its relevance to their progress and

 – Using standard Idakeda intervention techniques to break down  possible barriers to preconceived notions of money and its value, banking, saving and personal financial management

‘Cut Yuh Style' was introduced to the Business students of Bishop Anstey East, Mucurapo West Secondary and Malick Secondary; the students ranged from Forms 3-5.

Students were pleased with the fun, yet informative and practical approach to money management, while teachers appreciated the interest generated in the curriculum and the ideas conveyed during the workshops.

Keep checking the website as we post comments from ‘Cut Yuh Style' in our ‘What Town Say' Section.

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