Financial literacy is expected to be very high among Rwanda’s future generation – this is a big task the central bank (BNR) has taken up to impart such knowledge to students and pupils at an early stage.
“As part of BNR Engage, we are expanding the network of BNR Economic Clubs in secondary schools across Rwanda,” the central bank says.
For this week, BNR team is in Rwanda’s Western Province visiting schools in different districts to start the Economic Clubs and speak to students on issues related to the economy.
With more knowledge on the functioning of a country’s economy, the students are expected to grow with basics of financial knowledge especially, entrepreneurship, saving, stock market and commerce.
The current youth are challenged with creating own jobs, and are also not highly engaged in commerce. Some other youth associations and companies are challenged with financial management.