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Metbank Limited Global Money Week Celebrations

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Metbank Limited participated in the Global Money week celebrations from the 12th to the 18th of March 2018. As a first-time participant, Metbank managed to reach a total of 18,460 students, engaging them on the importance of saving for the future, becoming entrepreneurs in their youth and also the basic principles of banking.

Shadow Day

40 high school students from in and around Harare were assigned to the Head of Departments at Metbank’s Head Office for a day. The students were given the opportunity to shadow a Head of Department for a day.  Schools represented included Girls High School, Seke 3 High School, Nyatsime College, Churchill High, Prince Edward, Goromonzi High and Mothertouch Highschool. Students were given brochures that stipulated the importance of savings and basic principles for income generation in their spheres of influence. Tokens of appreciation were given to students for their participation in the form of gift bags that included piggy banks, notebooks, pens, t-shirts and caps for the weeks celebrations.

Student Branch visit

A total of 77 primary school students were given the opportunity to visit the 5 Metbank branches across the country and experience the life of a branch teller and customer service officer. Students as young as 7 years old managed to participate in various activities including the issuing out of cash to customers, stamping of cash withdrawal slips. Students were given brochures and gift bags in relation to the weeks celebrations.

City

No. of Schools Represented

No. of Students

Harare

5

17

Chitungwiza

5

15

Gweru

6

20

Mutare

4

15

Bulawayo

5

15

Schools Visit

Metbank staff visited a total of 28 schools across the country. A total of 18,338 students were addressed directly during student assemblies and classes. Students addressed were educated on savings culture, investment and entrepreneurship opportunities in their immediate environments. Students who managed to answer questions following the lectures by bank staff were given the opportunity to win prizes in the form of t-shirts, piggy banks and caps.

City

No. of Schools Visited

No. of Students Addressed

Harare

2

1,800

Chitungwiza

3

1,170

Gweru

12

5,230

Mutare

5

5,288

Bulawayo

6

4,850

Project Higher Life Webinar Panel Discussion

Metbank Limited’s Divisional Director Consumer Banking and the Head of Treasury led a panel discussion on the Project Higher Life online platform. The webinar was viewed by a total of 1,056 students from over 64 centres across Zimbabwe, Burundi and Lesotho. Topics of discussion included the importance of savings, income generation through entrepreneurship and investment.

City

No. of Centres

No. of participants

Harare

12

253

Bulawayo

18

202

Kwekwe

2

25

Masvingo

3

31

Gweru

3

140

Mutare

1

20

Kadoma

1

19

Chegutu

1

15

Murehwa Centre

1

12

Lion’s Den

1

13

Mhangura (Learning Hub)

1

23

Chinhoyi

3

29

Bindura

4

45

Marondera

3

14

Zvishavane

2

39

Norton

1

6

Redcliff

2

7

Chiredzi

1

21

Ruwa

1

19

Chitungwiza

1

20

Macheke

1

42

Burundi

1

40

Lesotho

n/a

21