ANZ expands financial literacy programme in Tonga
Communities across Tonga will benefit as ANZ expands its flagship financial literacy program MoneyMinded, which is aimed at creating a shift in attitudes, mindsets and behaviour towards managing money.
Delivered in both English and Tongan, the programme will be rolled out progressively across the country – aimed at promoting a long-term positive shift in financial literacy levels.
Launching the program in Nuku'alofa, Her Royal Highness Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, said: "In my view, MoneyMinded Tonga will have significant benefits for the program participants and will improve the financial skills knowledge and confidence of our people.
"I applaud ANZ Bank for this initiative and I wish you and every participant success with the programme".
Speaking about the programme, Bernie Poort, ANZ CEO Tonga, said: "The ongoing delivery of MoneyMinded to the community will build the financial capabilities of individuals and families, promote healthy communities, and will support the overall economic development of Tonga".
The programme, which is being delivered to community groups this week, consists of five core workshops:
Planning for the future
Making money last from one pay day to the next
Understanding the difference between needs and wants
Assertiveness - how to say "no" without causing offence.
The programme is informed by community consultation and delivered through partnerships with local community organisations and government.
MoneyMinded is ANZ's flagship financial literacy programme, designed to boost financial inclusion in communities where ANZ operates. To date, 9,000 people have completed the course.