January 22, 2019
PACIFIC Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) is working with technical vocational educational training (TVET) institutions to have financial education included in their curriculum.
PFIP specialist Jagdeep Dahiya said it was determined to ensure people were financially literate to improve their economic lives.
“We have different TVET institutions to embed financial education as part of their curriculum,” he said.
“That has been piloted already in Goroka with Kamaliki (Vocational Centre) and are now rolling it out. We are already working with four other institutions in Western Highlands.”
PFIP is a Pacific-wide programme that has helped over two million Pacific islanders gain access to financial services and financial education.
It achieves these results by funding innovation with financial services and delivery channels, supports policy and regulatory initiatives, and empowerment of consumers.
“In terms of the financial innovations, there are other number of projects that we have worked on,” Dahiya said.
“It ranges from the savings, credit, remittance and insurance. There are a whole range of colleges that we are working with in different players.
“We by and large work with private sector players, financial institutions and other players.”
SOURCE: The National