Impact Stories

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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Building a better future

Building a better future

September 6, 2016

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Reserve Bank of Fiji FOR school teacher Sosiceni Nawaqaliva, teaching iTaukei secondary school students about personal money management hits close to home. As the Head of Commerce at Nasikawa Vision College in Korolevu, Nawaqaliva is reminded of his own upbringing in Lautoka and the lessons he learned from his mother about the value of money,...

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ACS student’s entrepreneurial journey sparks change

ACS student’s entrepreneurial journey sparks change

August 31, 2016

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Sixteen-year-old Adi Cakobau School student Veronica Tawake means business. What started as a means to pay for her cheerleading uniform has blossomed into a thriving little business for the Year 11 Pure Science student from Tailevu.

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