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NSE, NGO To Promote Financial Literacy, Youth Entrepreneurship



As part of its contribution towards building a financially savvy generation, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) said it was partnering with Kinabuti Initiative to empower young people with entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy leveraging its Dare 2 Dream initiative across university campuses in Nigeria.
A release by the Exchange, said the partnership would see NSE engage with about 25,000 undergraduates expected to be reached during the 2018 edition of the Dare 2 Dream activation by giving them a financial literacy talk, educating them about the various offerings available in the capital market and conducting trivia quiz to test understanding of the learning from the various talks.

It noted that a stock broker would be on ground to assist interested youths who want to open a brokerage account and begin to invest for the future.
According to NSE, the state champions of the programme that would proceed to the boot camp would have the opportunity of visiting the Nigerian bourse and have an experience of the trading floor as well as meet with brokers to better understand how trading is done.

“NSE officials will further participate in the programme by featuring as judges in selecting the winners of the Dare 2 Dream project at the grand finale.
“Prior to NSE’s participation in the Dare 2 Dream project, the platform empowers Nigerian youths by developing talents and skills in fashion and entertainment related industries. With this sponsorship, the participants will have an opportunity to learn more about finance and enhance the potential for participation and job opportunities in the capital market.”
Speaking on the initiative, head, corporate communications of NSE, Olumide Orojimi, stated, “Only a highly financially literate population can take advantage of suitable financial products and services to achieve sustainable financial well-being.