The CBA successfully completed its 2019 Tertiary Education Project in August 2019.
During July and August we visited 6 tertiary institutions situated in Gauteng namely: Africa Film Drama Art Academy, Damelin, Pearson Institute of Higher Education, Rosebank College, University of Witwatersrand and AAA school of Advertising.
The project, which was a joint venture between the CBA, the credit bureaus and the National Credit Regulator, brought meaningful engagement to the students, the SRC of each institution, as well as the educators who participated. The event was open to all students and at each institution we had between 80 and 200 attendees. During the events, attendees shared opinions, thoughts and laughter as the education play unfolded.
Suggestions from students were all noted for consideration for the upcoming CBA events.
SRC and the tertiary event organizers were extremely satisfied with the quality of the industrial theatre production and not only did we receive recommendations, we were asked to return to provide continued credit education.
The students had the opportunity to enter a raffle and win R2,500 towards their study fees, however they had to be present during the entire play to win. The winner from each institution has received their prize.
Credit bureau representatives shared their life changing stories with the students in a motivational speech, which significantly impacted the students. Not only did the students take home a new awareness and knowledge of credit and credit bureaus, they also took pens, booklets and a box of credit bureau branded popcorn. Many enjoyed the opportunity to view their credit reports for the first time ever.
There continues to be a dire need for education in respect of managing credit wisely and how this impacts your credit report at the credit bureau - the CBA welcomes the opportunity to participate in this journey of providing education, to audiences both young and old.
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