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Community Education programme on Financial Education

Date of issue: 2021-11-10

Aiming at improving the financial status of low-income families by enriching them with a positive concept of making savings and having loans, the Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) have collaborated in a partnership since 2011, running financial education workshops for the low-income groups. As of 2021, there were 126 Financial Education workshops being organized by volunteers of 21 bank members under HKAB with support of 21 NGOs, reaching over 4,300 participants in different communities!

Community Education programme on Financial Education

In view of the increasing number of teenagers living paycheck to paycheck due to lacking of budgeting, workshops specifically designed for youth have been added since 2018 in order to strengthen their ability of setting financial goals by developing saving habit and aware of financial risk when making loans, which is essential for life-long planning.

Through case studies, group discussions and interactive games at the workshops, participants learn the importance of proper financial management and key concepts of making savings and having loans. Moreover, participants are encouraged to join the Saving Challenge after the workshop to set up short-term financial goals and saving plans, applying the skills learnt in their daily lives.

Event Review

Introducing financial knowledge  Introducing the financial knowledge

Introducing financial knowledge by the voluntary speakers from banks

Interactive game  Interactive game

One of the interactive games in the workshop

Participants are very engaged in joining the workshop and sharing their daily experience  Participants are very engaged in joining the workshop and sharing their daily experience

Participants are very engaged in joining the workshop and sharing their daily experience

Supporting Organisations

Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service Benji Centre
Caritas Hong Kong Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong
Hong Kong Children & Youth Services Hong Kong PHAB Association
Hong Kong SKH Lady MacLehose Centre Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service
Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
S.K.H. Holy Carpenter Church Community Centre Shatin Women's Association
Silence Single Parents Association
The Hong Kong Church Network for The Poor The Hong Kong Student Aid Society Limited
The Salvation Army Youth, Family and Community Division The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service
Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service