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SMEs, Women To Get Financial Literacy Training2 min read

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FINGREEN, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of QNET, that offers free and comprehensive financial literacy programme to women and small-business owners, especially those in underserved sectors and communities, has been launch in Accra.

The training programme, to be held for participants in five regions; Greater Accra, Eastern, Central, Volta and Ashanti regions, is in collaboration with J. A. Abrahams & Co.

About 1000 participants are expected to be exposed to financial literacy topics in the inaugural phase of the programme that will run from October to December 2023.

QNET’s Regional General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Biram Fall, speaking at the event said FinGreen reflects the company’s commitment to empowering individuals and communities worldwide.

“It is aimed at educating young people, women, and small-scale business owners, especially in underserved communities, and equipping them with essential financial knowledge and skills needed for economic and financial growth,” he said.

Mr. Fall indicated that many individuals lack a fundamental understanding of financial matters, such as the impact of inflation on their earnings and savings, or the awareness and utilization of financial products.

“Through FinGreen, we strive to enhance financial inclusion by enabling individuals to acquire the skills, habits, and attitudes necessary to make informed financial decisions, both online and offline,” he stated.

Managing Partner at J. A. Abrahams, Paul Kumi said FinGreen aligns seamlessly with the company’s CSR philosophy.

“We are committed to empowering individuals and businesses to become better financial and economic versions of themselves. Our collaboration with QNET is timely, as there is a substantial base of individuals and businesses in Ghana in need of the education and financial training FinGreen offers,” he explained.

Chief Communications Officer of the QI Group, Ramya Chandrasekaran, said financial literacy goes beyond merely knowing one’s assets and options adding that it is about planning for life’s milestones.

“Whether it’s buying a home, getting married, starting a family, launching a business, or preparing for retirement, financial literacy is a fundamental life skill that provides greater financial stability and security. With this in mind, we designed FinGreen to be inclusive, helping individuals approach major life decisions with confidence, minimizing the chances of being caught off guard by unforeseen outcomes,” she said.