Mixta Africa Partners Junior Achievement Nigeria to Train 300 Girls for Basic Financial Literacy Programme
A global Non-Government Organisation (NGO), Mixta Africa and Junior Achievement Nigeria (a British Entrepreneurial programme) have disclosed plans to train 300 public secondary school girls in Lagos, Oyo, and Rivers states on basic financial literacy tools.
While Speaking on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Junior Achievement Nigeria Virtual Stakeholders Engagement Session, Mixta Africa’s Chief Commercial Officer, Mrs. Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani, said the beneficiaries would be trained in basic tools such as business planning, savings, investments and more.
The Mixta chief said the training is aimed at giving young people entrepreneurial skills and an opportunity to be in charge and plan their own destinies.
Referencing the alarming statistics, Akinkugbe-Filani said an approximately 767 million girls worldwide had been forced out of school due to COVID-19 pandemic while 60 percent of Nigeria’s out of school children are girls.
“These girls as a result, are exposed to the risk of exploitation, a surge in child marriage and early pregnancy. These are the people Mixta Africa wanted to provide with sustainable support in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria BE-Entrepreneurial Programme,” she noted.
She said Mixta Africa with its partner is strengthening its community engagement and would be setting a long-term focus on girl empowerment.
“Even if they don’t start a business, youth involved in entrepreneurship programmes gain skills and become more innovative and effective employees and managers,” she stressed.
Also speaking on the collaboration, JAN’s Executive Secretary Foluso Gbadamosi, said the organisation had built a track record of success in delivering high-quality experiential hands-on programmes under the three pillars of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, to young people between five and 27.