JAI is delighted to welcome two new organisations who have joined our list of supporters in the South East for the 2019/20 school year.
Since they kicked off their JAI partnership activities, EBS in Waterford have focused on financial literacy and money management. Their financial advisor Diane Healy delivered the Finance your Future programme (sponsored nationwide by MetLife Foundation) to a transition year class across 5 weeks in St. Augustine’s College in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
The programme targets those who are about to embark on their lives outside the school environment. Students are encouraged to apply new practical learning to their own lives and consider the variety of financial decisions they will face once they become financially independent, such as investing in savings schemes, setting up insurance policies, and options for pensions. During the programme students also identify their own skills, interests and values which can relate back to their career options and Diane also shared her own career path during the course of the programme.
JAI also welcomed on board Indos Financial (Ireland) Ltd. based in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Staff member Áine Courtney, delivered the JAI programme ‘Our Community’ to 2nd class students in St. Senan’s Primary School in Enniscorthy.
The 5 week programme explores and targets the world within a community as it identifies a variety of jobs by developing an awareness of how people live, work and play together in a community. The students get to experience different production strategies that simulate production methods widely used in industry as well as learning about the economic role of the government, with a focus on taxes why money is important in the community so to enable it to grow.
The feedback from both Diane and Áine has been extremely positive and they have both enjoyed meeting the teachers and students in each of the schools they worked with.
Áine said “The variety of topics included in the programme not only kept myself interested but the students also. Combined with the variety offered by the programme, the chance to actually work with students was enjoyable as it enabled me to see their attitudea and understanding of a range of different scenarios in life”
We look forward to building on these great new partnerships with EBS and Indos Financial (Ireland) Ltd. and we thank them for focusing on the important objective of inspiring young minds.