The Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles (CEPS), in line with the Financial Education Strategy, is hosting a two-days training on financial education as part of its post-COVID project with the objective of empowering participants with skills and knowledge budget management. The training which started this morning will end tomorrow, Friday 27th November 2020.

It was officially launched by the Chief Executive of CEPS, Mr. Michel Pierre, who explained the rationale behind the training. Mr. Pierre touched different aspects of spending and urge everyone to be mindful with their spending and to prioritise their expenses as the Seychelles economy is not performing to its utmost capacity. It is a ‘train the trainer’ programme whereby the participants are receiving first-hand information on budget management to later embark on an outreach programme to educate the wider population on the said subject.

The training is very crucial given the new era Seychelles has emerged into as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It encompasses a wide range of topics including; functions of money, importance of budgeting, different kinds of debts, intelligent borrowing, amongst others. The training covers both the theory and practical aspects of budget management so as to provide a wide range of knowledge to the participants to be disseminated later.

The training is being conducted under strict health regulations in relation to the ‘new normal.