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STANCHART LAUNCHES VIRTUAL YOUTH MENTORING INITIATIVE

By Scoop Reporter

STANDARD Chartered Bank has partnered with Challenges Zambia to launch a Virtual Youth Mentoring initiative for youths.

Held via Zoom video conferencing, the sessions have so far focused on financial literacy, leadership skills and personal branding.

Commenting on the launch of the virtual mentoring initiative yesterday, Standard Chartered Bank Zambia’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Kyembe Kyalusanza, said the bank believes that it is important to empower the next generation to learn.

“As a bank we believe that it is important to empower the next generation to learn, earn and grow. This is not limited to a classroom or lecture room. Growth and learning can also happen in informal ways like these virtual mentoring sessions we have been hosting,” Kyalusanza said

The first virtual mentoring session was led by the Bank’s Head of Wealth Management, Olusegun Omoniwa, who tipped the youth on how to manage their finances, including the basics of saving and investing.

The Bank’s Head of Global Banking, Emmy Kumwenda, mentored the youths on how to be an effective leader. Christine Matambo, the Bank’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, held a session on how to achieve a positive personal brand.

In light of the new social distancing measures, the Bank launched the initiative to ensure that financial education and growth for Zambian youth continues. These sessions, which were previously held face-to-face, are now being done virtually using the power of technology.

Commenting on the initiative, Challenges Zambia Senior Associate, Kasonde Kashulwe, said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with Standard Chartered on this progressive initiative. At Challenges, we strongly believe in applied and experiential learning and in breaking down barriers for youth talent to contribute to the economy.

“This is a great chance for young people to hear from successful people, to get inspired and to follow in their footsteps in future.”

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