Financial education sessions with the TTDF and youth camps

3-Jun-2013 9:00 AM – 30-Aug-2013 9:00 AM
Venue: Trinidad and Tobago

In furtherance of its mandate for investor education, the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) conducted a number of financial/investor education sessions with the various formations of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) and the vacation youth camps organised by the Ministry of Gender Youth and Child Development. These outreach sessions took place between June and August 2013.

The TTDF sessions were a collaborative effort with the National Financial Literacy Programmeof the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and were conducted in June and July. Participants in these sessions, which numbered over 600, included officers at all ranks from the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard and Trinidad and Tobago Reserves. The outreach programme culminated in the TTDF’s Financial Fair held in Chaguaramas on July 18.

In August, the TTSEC partnered with the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development to conduct financial education sessions at the Ministry’s youth vacation camps around Trinidad. This interface was conducted with campers between the ages of 12 to 17 years. At these sessions, the youth completed Goal Cards which were used to underscore the link between personal goals and developing the financial capability to achieve them. Additional topics which were discussed were the importance of saving and tips for teens on managing their money in the real world. Camps which were visited by the TTSEC’s Education team were located at La Horquetta Regional Complex, Chaguanas South Secondary School and Ste. Madeleine Government Primary School. The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) is aware that citizens must become financially literate in order to make more prudent financial decisions.


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