JUNIOR Achievement (JA) Brunei is eyeing to expand its services to ensure youth are equipped with the necessary and required entrepreneur skills for the future.
One of the plans that JA Brunei is going to implement to bring in new programmes. “We aim to bring in new programmes, and at the same time, trying to reach out to more schools because our programme will benefit the youth,” JA Brunei Managing Director Louis Tan said.
He said the non-governmental organisation (NGO) is in the process of bringing in the ‘Cha-Ching’ programme. Tan noted that the programme will teach primary school students on earning, spending, saving and donating money as these will help them manage their money and make better financial decisions in the future.
He said the programme is still in its planning stage where the NGO is seeking for a local sponsor that is willing to sponsor the programme. He hopes the new programme can be launched by 2017.
He said JA Brunei will continue to bring more programmes in the future, which will focus on its three main pillars: financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.
The managing director went on to say that the NGO is also looking for more volunteers to help out in their programmes.
“The challenge we are facing is the lack of volunteers. That is the biggest one and it is not just in Brunei, but also in the Asia Pacific region,” he said.
He hopes that more individuals with expertise and knowledge will step forward to become volunteers for the NGO’s programmes.
“We need them to share their stories and experience to the students, especially on starting a business. They will be contributing back to the country by giving the youth experience and knowledge,” he said.
The Brunei Times