Giving back to the community is an important part of who we are at Credit Bank. Mentoring the next generation to take up leadership roles is an important aspect of this.
We hosted students from St. George’s Girls High School for a job shadow day in celebration of Global Money Week. This is basically a way for them to experience what it is to work in a bank in various departments as well as hear the success stories of bankers who were once students. The students had a chance to interact with staff from different departments; Customer Service, Marketing, Business Development, Human Resource, Treasury, ICT, Credit as well as the top management team. They were especially glad to meet and learn from the CEO, Ms Betty Korir, who is one of the few Women CEOs in the banking sector.
Global Money Week is an annual financial awareness campaign held in March to inspire children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship. This year’s Global Money Week theme was “Learn Save Earn”. Through their live experience, this would help the students resonate with the theme.
The job shadowing is an initiative of Kenya Bankers Association in partnership with Junior Achievers Kenya, a non-profit organization with a mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
We are glad to have been part of this great impactful exercise.