KWFT participated in the ‘Banker for a day’ Job Shadow Activity that was championed by Kenya Bankers Association for the second time. The activity was coordinated by Junior Achievement Kenya, which is a business club based in high schools that teaches business insights to students.
The job shadow activity was a part of the Global Money Week (GMW) program that is an initiative by Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), an international organization that recognises that poverty is a global challenge and has dedicated itself to fight poverty through providing the youth with knowledge on how to earn and spend money responsibly. .
KWFT hosted 45 students from Kenya High, Embakasi Girls and St. Georges Girls High Schools on 14th March 2018 at the KWFT head office. The theme of the event was based on the Global Money Week 2018 theme: Money Matters Matter! The students engaged in interactive sessions, job shadowing in several departments and visited one of our branches. .
Above all, the students had an opportunity to visit the Managing Directors office for an interactive session where the students asked him so many important questions in the quest to know more about the Institution as well as life skills This was a great inspiration to the girls as he encouraged them to work extra hard, aim higher and understand that no top position is unattainable. The students also had an opportunity to interact with the KWFT senior management as well as the KWFT Family. .
Grand Visit by the KBA CEO Dr. Habil Olaka .
KWFT was also privileged to host the Kenya Bankers Association CEO Dr. Habil Olaka, who paid a courtesy call to express his appreciation to KWFT for hosting and mentoring the students at the Institution. He praised KWFT for its exemplary support in the student’s mentorship and reiterated that KWFT was the Best Bank in implementing the GMW 2018. .
KWFT appreciates the efforts of the Kenya Bankers Association and Junior Achievement Kenya in ensuring that the youth acquire financial education with the aim of ensuring they make informed financial decisions in the present as well as in future. .
KWFT has identified the financial education gaps among youth and is dedicated to continue addressing them through the mentorship programs. Further to this, the Institution will continue offering them further trainings through offering internship and job opportunities as well. .