KPMG helps com­mu­ni­ties at lo­cal pri­mary schools

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

Over the past two weeks, KPMG staff had the op­por­tu­nity to vol­un­teer in lo­cal pri­mary schools, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Jaye Malta Foun­da­tion. Em­ploy­ees from dif­fer­ent de­part­ments of the lead­ing pro­fes­sional ser­vices firm ded­i­cated a day to de­liv­er­ing the Our Com­mu­nity pro­gramme, de­signed to give Year 4 stu­dents vi­tal ex­po­sure to con­cepts re­lat­ing to so­ci­ety, jobs and money.

Through in­ter­ac­tive games and ac­tiv­i­ties tai­lored for an eight-yearold au­di­ence, stu­dents learned about work­ing to­gether and the mean­ing of a com­mu­nity. KPMG staff spoke to stu­dents about dif­fer­ent jobs and gave a ba­sic in­tro­duc­tion of the way money works and moves around the econ­omy.

With ev­ery day bring­ing new head­lines re­lat­ing to eco­nomic growth and job op­por­tu­ni­ties, it is of paramount im­por­tance that the next gen­er­a­tion of stu­dents are in­tro­duced to fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy from an early age.

“Apart from help­ing to brighten up the kids’ Mon­day and give them a short break from their usual sub­jects, we re­ally en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence of shar­ing some of our prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ences from the busi­ness world,” com­mented An­dreana Boldarini, Hu­man Re­sources man­ager at KPMG.

The schools vis­ited were St Mar­garet’s Pri­mary in Sen­glea, St Mar­garet’s Pri­mary in Zab­bar, St Bene­dict’s Pri­mary in Ghaxaq and St Bene­dict’s Pri­mary in Zur­rieq.

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