Our sincere thanks to HSBC Holdings plc for their continued support of JA More than Money! More than 250,000 students in more than 40 countries have learned about earning, spending, sharing and saving money.
To date, almost 4,300 HSBC employees have volunteered to lead JA More than Money around the world! HSBC Holdings plc has given a total of $7.3 million (USD) over five years to teach children about earning, spending, sharing and saving money through JA More than Money. The 2013 participating schools for SK Sungei Way, SK Sri Kelana, SK Pandan Perdana, SK Taman Bukit Teratai and SK St. Michael 1 Ipoh.
350 primary school children graduate from HSBC-JA More Than Money Programme
24 July 2012 - HSBC Bank Malaysia recently hosted more than 40 young guests at a certificate presentation ceremony for the HSBC-JA More Than Money programme. The young guests, aged 10 to 11, represented Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Lick Hung in Subang Jaya; Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Anggerik in Cheras, Sekolah Kebangsaan St. John’s 1 & 2 and Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Bintang Selatan.
“The programme equips the students with the knowledge needed to make wise financial decisions. It will have a positive impact on their behaviour as future professionals and consumers,” said Marlene Kaur, Head, Group Communications (Malaysia) & Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank Malaysia.
Teaching the young about money
A classroom of young, eager and precocious 10 to 11 year old sits and chat about the latest gadgets, games and other things that seem to be important to children these days.
You begin to wonder, “How are we to talk to a group of intelligent, tech savvy students on money matters?”
The HSBC Junior Achievement (JA) More than Money programme cultivates financial literacy by teaching young students the concept of earning, spending, sharing and saving money in a creative and innovative manner.
In ensuring the effectiveness of the programme, students are encouraged to use innovative thinking, problem solving and decision-making via a series of six sessions using a variety of hands-on activities and technological supplements designed to support differentiated learning styes.
The programme injects interactivity through team-driven activities while keeping it fun with a colorful board game. Ensuring the learning continues beyond the classroom, students are also provided with take-home flyers to share with their families.
Designed by JA Worldwide, and supported by HSBC globally for its third year, the programme has benefited over 1,200 Malaysian students since 2010.
More than 350 pupils from five participating benefited from this programme. The 2012 participating schools are Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan(C) Lick Hung in Subang Jaya, Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Anggerik in Cheras and Sekolah Kebangsaan St. John’s 1 & 2 and Sekolah Kebangssan Sri Bintang Selatan and Ti-Ratana Welfare Society.
“HSBC continues to invest in educational programmes around the world that can contribute positively to the development of the communities in which we operate in. This programme will address the changing needs of pupils in Malaysia and equip them with the knowledge needed to make wise financial decisions,” said HSBC Bank Bhd group communications (Malaysia) and Corporate Sustainability Head, Marlene Kaur.