Operation HOPE has invested $1 million into bringing Banking on Our Future to over 50,000 South African women and youth through partnerships with Citi, International Finance Corporation, and the Nelson Mandela Children’s fund.
Since its inception, BOOF South Africa has mobilized over 1,600 local volunteers and implemented Banking on Our Future in 33 schools throughout the country. We’ve reached over 38,000 students and adults nationwide with a message of entrepreneurship, dignity, and financial literacy—and we’re expanding every day. In 2009, BOOF South Africa educated 6,936 learners. In 2010, the number of learners educated increased to 9,817, and then further increased in 2011 to 10,427 learners educated. In 2012, we educated over 8,000 learners throughout the country.
Banking on Our Future is our core financial literacy program, working to eradicate poverty by bringing financial education to children in low-income communities across the world. Our educators are volunteers trained to break down financial topics into concepts that are easy for children to understand and engage in. To date, BOOF South Africa has recruited and trained over 1,600 volunteers to teach learners.
Our Banking on Our Future initiative has been customized to apply specifically to conditions, culture, and language relevant to local South African communities—with a special focus on entrepreneurship. The program has been approved by the national and provincial Departments of Education.
We’ve partnered with community-based organizations, churches, schools, and civil-society organizations to empower South African youth and families in making positive, informed financial choices throughout their lives.
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