THE Zambia Industrial Commercial Bank (ZIBC) has provided funding to the tune of K130,000 to Zed-Kidpreneur towards enhancing financial literacy in children.
Speaking when he handed over the donation to Zed Kidprenuer in Lusaka, Tuesday, ZICB chief executive officer Ignatius Mwanza said the sponsorship would offer mentorship and financial literacy training to children aged 18 years and below.
“In our desire to build capacity and provide adequate equipment to the Zed-Kidpreneur programme, Zambia Industrial Commercial Bank has purchased two laptops, two routers and has provided funding for implementation of the programme to a total sponsorship value of K130, 000. ZICB’s partnership with Zed-Kidpreneur will offer mentorship and financial literacy to children aged 18 years and below from all walks of life,” Mwanza said.
He said the Zed-Kidprenuer programme was focused on developing positive entrepreneurial mindsets by using enjoyable child-friendly programmes.
“The programme is focused on developing positive entrepreneurial mindsets that are innovative and progressive by using enjoyable child-friendly programmes that are filled with games, projects, boot camps, quizzes, and competitions. The implementation of financial literacy programmes is in line with the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS), which provides a roadmap to achieve universal access and usage of a broad range of quality and affordable financial services that meet the needs of both individuals and enterprises,” said Mwanza.