The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) partnered with NurtureSmart to launch a financial literacy campaign in Kenya and surrounding African Countries. This campaign is aligned with the Kenya Vision 2030 which is a development blueprint that covers the period 2008 to 2030. Its objective is to help transform Kenya into a middle-income country that provides a high-quality life their citizens by the year 2030.
The Kenya Vision 2030 plan sets aggressive GDP growth goals. The NFEC and NurtureSmart focus their efforts to empower the citizens with financial literacy skills sets, so they can maximize the opportunities that open up with economic, social and political growth. “Financial literacy programs and additional life skills training will help people to take advantage of the improving economic conditions,” states Traci Allan of the National Financial Educators Council.
The campaign launched earlier this year with the Financial Literacy Conference that attracted participants from Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Nakuru, Sotik, Busia, Kisii and Kericho. The conference registered 221 participants who were made up of students, business owners, employees, community workers and advocated. The conference was officially opened by the Permanent Secretary for Education, Prof. James Ole Kiyiapi, and Purity Nyamu Founder of Nurture Smart produced the event.
Source: CSR AFrica.Net – Millicent Njeri – Press Release – 14 Dec 2011