During the month of July and August 2017, Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC) experts will be conducting a CSR programme; a financial literacy workshop as an initiative to reach out to Malaysians on the importance of financial literacy. The programme is an engagement and educational initiative designed in encouraging settlers to start their saving at the early age and planning on organising their financial well-being.
“Developing financial education as early as possible is an area of growing interest and concern both for first world and developing countries. Many believe that in today’s world, financial education is an essential life skill. One key area of focus is on our rural people because this is where we have the best chance to make a difference over the long run for Malaysia to achieve a developed country status’’, said Michael Kok, President of MFPC.
"Educating people the various ways they could undertake to optimise their money is one of the most important components in ensuring a more sustainable future for them," Michael added. "This series of workshop is one example of the initiatives MFPC has designed as part of the Council’s commitment, towards the World Bank’s, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) to ensure inclusive and quality education for all.
The workshops main aim is to foster participant’s understanding of key concepts of financial planning and ultimately have a better quality of life. The workshop content is derived from MFPC’s flagship literacy programme “My Money & Me”, which received Honourable Commendation from UNESCO in the year 2014.
As an initial rollout, the workshop will be conducted at six (6) FELDA’s settlement; FELDA Lurah Bilut, FELDA Tementi, FELDA Ijok, FELDA Kampung Soeharto, FELDA Sungai Behrang and FELDA Bukit Permai. The Council is pleased that the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) would join forces with MFPC in the conduct of this programme.