Impact Stories

Planting Seeds of Change

Planting Seeds of Change

October 25, 2016

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Could teaching Financial Education in Fiji’s schools help tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs)? While the link may not be obvious, that’s proving to be the case. Swami Vivekananda College in Nadi has combined a crop cultivation programme designed to promote healthy eating with Commercial Studies lessons that teach students to be financially independent. As part of...

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Managing money

Managing money

October 20, 2016

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Reserve Bank of Fiji IN an affluent urban school such as Yat Sen Secondary School, students Tegumailagi Toganivalu and Ca Kie Zhong are the exception, not the rule. Many of their peers come from families with businesses and are given substantial amounts of pocket money. Not so for these two. Tegumailagi and Ca Kie have...

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FinEd benefits students

FinEd benefits students

September 20, 2016

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Reserve Bank Of Fiji LEARNING about business in Year 9 sparked something in Ruci Lauvanua, now a Year 12 student at Adi Cakobau School in Sawani. A hands-on project in Commercial Studies class focused on setting up a business through the selling of Chinese lollies to fellow students. “We learned how to budget, how to...

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Building Community Resilience through Financial Education

Building Community Resilience through Financial Education

September 13, 2016

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By Reserve Bank of Fiji Today, we will cover financial education in Fiji and how it contributes to financial inclusion. The Reserve Bank of Fiji co-hosted the annual Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum last week. What students are learning from Financial Education FIRST introduced only to a select number of “champion schools” in...

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Mark Flaming – Fintech bridging wide gaps in the South Pacific

Mark Flaming – Fintech bridging wide gaps in the South Pacific

September 8, 2016

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By Mark Flaming Banks and mobile phone companies in the South Pacific began innovating with digital finance technology long before “fintech” gave the field a catchy name. Since 2010, banks and network operators have used digital finance channels to double the share of the population in Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Solomon Islands participating...

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