Talk Money Speech Contest for KZN pupils

2015-06-11 06:01
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At last year’s function (from left) Artwell Hlengwa, Grade 11 Dundee pupil Amanda Malinga (winner) and Idah Zwane-Dlomo (KZN Treasury).

PHOTO: supplied At last year’s function (from left) Artwell Hlengwa, Grade 11 Dundee pupil Amanda Malinga (winner) and Idah Zwane-Dlomo (KZN Treasury).

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PUPILS from across KwaZulu-Natal and uMgungundlovu District Municipality will be competing at the “Talk Money Speech Contest for Teens”.

The competition will take place at a venue still to be announced for KZN pupils on 26 June. This is jointly o rganised by the Financial Practitioners Development Trust, the KZN Financial Literacy Association and the KZN Department of Education.

Project manager Sithembiso Tshabalala said the contest is open to all KZN Grade 11 pupils who are taking mathematics and a minimum of two business commerce and management (BCM) subjects. These include accounting, business studies and economics.

Entrants and their schools stand a chance of winning fantastic prizes including laptops, Tablets, data projectors and stationery. The grand prize includes a bursary to study towards a Bachelor of Commerce Finance Degree, which covers tuition fees for the duration of the degree sponsored by the Financial Planning Institute.

“This project aims to improve financial literacy in schools and create awareness around consumer rights and available support systems.

“Introducing the concept of insurance as an investment for all individuals is an important message of the campaign,” said Tshabalala.

“These winners will then go through further rounds of adjudication until they reach the provincial finals, which will be held on 23 October, said Tshabalala. “Following the provincial finals, the top three pupils from KZN will battle it out at the bi-provincial finals on 6 November. Some of the topics that pupils can choose from are ‘Planning my financial future, which can help me’, ‘I want to make my own money, my own way’, and ‘So, you want to sell me a financial product’,” said Tshabalala.

Accommodation and transport for finalists will be funded by the Financial­ Practitioners Development Trust and the Curriculum Grades 10-12 directorate­ at head office to ensure a fair process for all worthy candidates.

For more information phone 031 274 5728

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