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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.
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.
After participating in the program, beneficiaries observed increased awareness of financial concepts and change in money management behaviour.
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Minister of State for Education and Manpower
Opening Address at the 8th Citi Foundation-SMU Financial Literacy Symposium, 2021
Then Minister for Education
Opening Address at the 7th Citi Foundation-SMU Financial Literacy Symposium, 2020
Then Assistant Managing Director (Capital Markets), MAS and Chairman, Financial Education Steering Committee
Into its 10th edition this year, the Citi Foundation-SMU (CFS) Symposium, which tackles issues of building financial literacy in an age of change and disruption, attracted some 300 attendees comprising students, academics and corporates. It is the annual flagship event of the CFS Financial Literacy Programme, hosted by the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at SMU, supported by Citi Singapore and funded by Citi Foundation.