Between the 10th and 20th of April 2018, groups of Grade 11 learners at Soneike High School in Kuilsrivier, Western Cape got to grips with the seemingly complicated concept of money management by starting their own (fictional) sneaker companies as part of Metropolitan’s Kickstarz financial education programme. Now, these young entrepreneurs are equipped with healthy financial habits for their futures.

After coming up with unique names and logos for their companies, the learners designed their very own pair of sneakers that they then marketed to the rest of the school. Through running their businesses and with the help of a few interactive lessons, the students learnt financial basics from how to read a bank statement and how to plan and follow a budget, to more advanced issues…

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