About Us

Launched in April 2012 by Citi Singapore and Singapore Management University with the support of the Citi Foundation, the Citi Foundation-SMU Financial Literacy Program for Young Adults is Singapore's first structured financial literacy program for young adults. 

Through workshops, lectures, course curriculum and game-based carnivals, the program seeks to equip young adults between the ages of 15 and 30 with essential personal finance knowledge and skills applicable to their life stage to give them a firm foundation in managing their money and a financial head-start early in their lives. 

Demonstrated Impact

Citi Foundation-SMU Financial Literacy Program for Young Adults’ unique peer-to-peer pedagogical model enhances the delivery, outreach and continuity of financial literacy concepts to youths in Singapore.

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Certified Trainers Till 2022

> 1,200
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Young Adults Reached Till 2022

> 76,000

After participating in the program, beneficiaries observed increased awareness of financial concepts and change in money management behaviour.

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66% demonstrated increased levels of financial literacy, appreciation of skills and concepts.
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88% improved or maintained their long term understanding of financial knowledge.
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20% increase in participants maintaining adequate insurance coverage (overall 60%) within three to six months after the program.
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50% of participants who feel that they have started to invest prudently, within three to six months after the program.
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33% increase in participants who save 10% of their income or allowance within three to six months, despite the trying COVID-19 pandemic conditions.
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"EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON WHICH YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD."

- Nelson Mandela

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Organised by:

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