17 January 2020
Maybank Honours Financial Literacy Champions at the Grand Finale of CashVille Kidz Programme
As part of continuous efforts to enhance financial literacy especially among the younger generation, Maybank hosted the Grand Finale of the CashVille Kidz Financial Literacy programme in Cambodia. Running in its third year, the CashVille Kidz programme presented awards to students and educators who demonstrated superior efforts and dedication in promoting and championing financial literacy especially amongst the young.
The Grand Finale hosted at the Maybank Tower in Phnom Penh was attended by Secretary of State, Ministry of Education, Youth & Sport, H.E. Im Koch, Director General, Central Banking, National Bank of Cambodia, H.E. Chea Serey, and Director General, Banking Supervision, National Bank of Cambodia, H.E. Rath Sovannorak. Also present at the awards ceremony were CEO of Maybank Cambodia, Dato’ Mohd Hanif Suadi, CEO of Maybank Foundation, Shahril Azuar Jimin and Founder of MoneyTree Asia Pacific, Michael Reyes.
The three categories of awards presented at the ceremony were:
- Best School Award given out to the school that displayed exemplary leadership, vision and willingness in driving the Financial Literacy agenda in their school;
- Best Educator Award given out to an educator who displayed extraordinary dedication and commitment during Maybank’s Cashville Kidz financial literacy programme, and
- Best Student Award given out to the student who achieved the highest post assessment score in the Cashville Kidz programme and being a financial literacy role model among peers.
Shahril said that Maybank has doubled its efforts by introducing the CashVille Kidz Financial Literacy programme from 15 schools in 2018 to 30 schools in 2019, expanding the programme to five provinces in Cambodia namely Battambang, Kampong Cham, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Silhanoukville.
“Since its inception in 2016, the programme has successfully touched the lives of more than 15,000 school children and some 300 teachers across 53 schools in Cambodia. This is a significant feat within a short period of time, further demonstrating Maybank’s continuous commitment to nurture financially savvy communities whilst strengthening the country’s economy as a whole.”
“The programme combines the elements of fun and learning which makes it even more exciting and easier for the children to become financially savvy. Through our partnership with MoneyTree Asia Pacific, the implementation of this initiative has been more seamless as the contents are customised to meet local country lingo and culture as well as keeping up with latest digital trends,” added Shahril.
The CashVille Kidz Financial Literacy programme, currently running in its fourth year in 2020 will continue to champion financial literacy amongst Cambodians through its strategic partnership with the National Bank of Cambodia and Ministry of Education, Youth & Sport Cambodia.
Maybank Foundation is the corporate responsibility arm of the Maybank Group, which seeks to positively impact communities in markets that Maybank operates. The Foundation’s programmes are focused on six key pillars which are Education, Community Empowerment, Healthy Living, Arts & Culture, Environmental Diversity & Disaster Relief.