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Nearly 8,000 students join Visa’s Financial Literacy program

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, on January 6 wrapped up its financial literacy program by educating nearly 8,000 students from various Vietnamese universities with essential financial skills.

The two-month program, held in coordination with the Faculty of Finance and Banking of the University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University (VNU-UEB), provided basic financial knowledge and money management skills to students in Hanoi and HCMC through online and offline training sessions.

Through the training sessions, the lecturers taught students the basics of budgeting and managing their spending. They gave advice on cultivating a habit of saving, leading to investment planning and achieving financial freedom. Participants were also given a proper understanding of the concepts of borrowing and accessing a line of credit, as well as the financial products available in the local market.

The sessions were delivered at various universities, including Fulbright University Vietnam, the University of Science of VNU-HCM, the University of Languages and International Studies of VNU Hanoi and the University of Labour and Social Affairs. With a strong turnout at each workshop, the program also contributed to financial inclusion and empowerment through knowledge.

Dang Tuyet Dung, Visa country manager of Vietnam and Laos, shared, “Sound finances are the bedrock of a happy and contented life. By sharing with students the skills and knowledge they will need to manage their finances, we are raising a financially-responsible generation of young Vietnamese. We are extremely grateful to VNU-UEB and all university partners for their support in reaching so many students of diverse backgrounds.”

Dinh Thi Thanh Van, deputy head of the Faculty of Finance and Banking at VNU-UEB, said, “Academic excellence needs to be paired with essential life skills such as financial knowledge for savings and investment. VNU-UEB has always been proud of our holistic approach to education and this financial literacy program in partnership with Visa is a great source of knowledge for our students.”

Visa operates the world’s leading digital payments network, enabling individuals and businesses everywhere to thrive. The company actively supports financial education to extend the benefits of digital payments for all stakeholders. Its global Practical Money Skills initiative is a carefully curated repository of key financial knowledge and money management skills for all individuals.

The curriculum of the financial literacy program, operated in partnership with VNU-UEB, was built based on the Practical Money Skills resources.

The digital knowledge platform is freely accessible to users worldwide to help them achieve financial stability and fuel their ambitions.

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