Financial management is a topic that many people need to learn. More than 1,200 middle school students have participated in a youth financial management course organized by non-profit organizations earlier. More than 80 business volunteers led by different activities such as games, discussions and role interpretations to understand the importance of financial management. , Learn how to make responsible financial decisions for life goals, and understand that each of their consumption or investment choices contributes to the sustainable development of the world.
Some girls said that they rarely plan how to take care of their pocket money. Sometimes they lose their budget because of celebrating birthdays with friends, rushing back to school and taking taxis, etc. They have already spent the entire month's expenses in the middle of the month. , She learned how to live within her means, and planned to reserve part of the monthly amount for savings.
The financial management course organized by the Hong Kong Department of Youth Achievement attracted 1,200 students to participate.
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Learn about financial management led by more than 80 business volunteers
The course has attracted more than 1,200 middle school students from 34 middle schools. The course is based on the "Young Financial Literacy Framework" designed by the "OECD International Financial Education Network" and is organized by the non-profit organization Youth Achievement Hong Kong (JAHK). Supported by the "JA Financial Energy Creates the Future" workshop supported by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Charity Fund.
Participating students were led by more than 80 business volunteers to learn about financial management. The business volunteers shared their valuable knowledge and used real life examples to stimulate students' interest in healthy personal financial management.
The scope includes planning for important stages of life, such as school, career, marriage, home ownership, retirement and other related financial choices; formulating a balance of income and expenditure, taking into account personal goals and green living factors; investing in the future is not only for personal financial health, but also for personal financial health. Comply with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards.
Participating students Tan Huiying (left) and Ding Jiayi both said that they learned how to avoid excessive consumption and saving through courses.
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Girls are celebrating their birthdays and rushing back to school for a friend’s birthday
Ding Jiayi of the Li Xianyao Memorial Middle School of the Chinese Missionary Society said that before attending the course, he seldom planned how to manage his pocket money. With more pocket money, I have already spent the entire month's expenses in the middle of the month, and I need to take extra money from my savings to use it.
After attending the course, she learned how to live within our means, and planned to reserve part of the monthly amount for savings.
Participating student Kwai Chung Methodist Middle School Tang Chung-kang said that saving seems to be simple. After participating, he learned that avoiding excessive consumption and self-enhancement is the most efficient financial management.
Participants said that the event has deepened their awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) elements. Li Wancheng, a student from Wong Wat Nam Middle School of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, said: "ESG elements should be considered when investing, so that our society and our society Contribute to the environment."
Volunteer Mentor: Use Excel to record expenditures to help meet your expenditure
One of the volunteer mentors, Hong Kong Stock Exchange Volunteer Chung Cheuk Kee believes that young people should have the concept of financial management within their means as soon as possible.
"We don't need very complicated tools. Everyone can do how to live within their means. It's so simple that you can use the addition and subtraction Excel table to write down, and then plan your own income and expenses, and make an appropriate financial plan, because all finances are responsible for themselves."
The Chairman of the Hong Kong Department of Youth Achievement, Lo Wing-jen, said that this course allows young people to learn important life skills and financial management knowledge to make wise decisions and implement their education, career, financial and life goals, while also knowing that their choices today can be promoted. Sustainable future.
Kwok Ka-kiang, co-head of trading of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Operations Division, said that he has been improving the financial management capabilities of all walks of life through various activities. The courses equip middle school students with financial knowledge and financial management skills with interesting interactive games.