Saving, borrowing, budgeting – the Financial Wellness Workplace Program, offered by the Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI), revolves around these topics.
Francois Brand (Manager of the FLI Secretariat) and Silke Ahrens (Gondwana’s Training Coordinator) signed a memorandum on 29 July 2014 to implement the FLI Financial Wellness Workplace Program.
The memorandum identifies the criteria for cooperation between the two partners and the key areas of the training initiative. This includes the coordination of textbooks, content and evaluation of the program’s efficiency, among others.
The FLI training initiative was started in three lodges of the Gondwana group: Damara Mopane Lodge, Etosha Safari Lodge and Etosha Safari Camp. A number of employees were trained to present the program and have since conducted courses for their colleagues.
The key subject areas of the FLI Financial Wellness Workplace Program are:
- Basic Mathematics & Numeracy
- Money and Wellbeing
- Save Wise & Savings Plan
- Budget Wise
- Spend Wise
- Bank Accounts
- Borrow Wise
- Finances and your Children
- Managing a Side Business
The Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI) is a national platform which is mandated to improve the financial skills of private individuals and micro, small and medium enterprises. The initiative currently consists of more than 40 platform partners from the private, public and civil sectors in Namibia who jointly strive to address the target groups’ needs with regard to financial competence and consumer protection.
Commissioned by the government of Germany, the FLI was initiated in 2009 by the Ministry of Finance with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation).
Teaching aids such as posters, leaflets and textbooks have been translated into various Namibian languages and are available from the FLI Secretariat free of charge.
FLI also employs interactive educational methods like street theatre, TV and Radio shows as well as courses on finance for private individuals as well as small and medium enterprises in Namibia.
Companies interested in the FLI Financial Wellness Workplace Program are welcome to contact the FLI secretariat.
Financial Literacy Initiative
Ministry of Finance, Fiscus Building, Tel. 061-2092297
Gondwana Collection Namibia
Human Resources Department, Tel. 061 23 00 66