Banco General’s financial education program has the purpose of helping individuals properly manage their personal finances and understand its importance.
There are three components to the program:
- Active participation in the financial education program of the Banking Association of Panama, addressing middle school students in the Provinces of Santos, Veraguas and Chiriqui. The program consists of a series of five one-hour talks given during a period of five months by bank volunteers addressing different subjects regarding the management of personal finances.
- Talks to collaborators of companies and ONGs that seek to expand their knowledge on personal finance management. The talks are given by bank volunteers and address matters such as savings, credit, management of family budgets, among others.
- Talks at schools upon request. When volunteers give talks and there is interest regarding the subjects, they contact the schools they visited or the schools and their communities and give the material to youth between the ages of 14 and 17.
- Additionally, on our website there is a section called “Financial Football”, that through a fun game, participants learn important topics regarding better management of finances.