“It’s amazing what’s happening. There’s a couple of people who told me they were trying to buy houses/cars/furniture, and now they’re beginning to come to me and say, ‘Hey, I’ve managed to get that.’ Some of the key money management tips from the course are being transferred to the community.”
Jacob Leungwai has always been a community man.
That’s why taking the financial literacy messages from the Upskills “Make it Happen” course out to his community has been so important to him.
“The interest of the people has been overwhelming. It’s going off!”
Jacob recognises the value of passing the message on to the younger generation. He has got his nephew involved to help educate others in his Samoan church and community through a Facebook page.
“We all use Facebook, old and young, so that’s where we pass the message on. For example, someone said ‘Oh wow, we just saved some money and here’s how we did it.’”
There’s so much interest, says Jacob. “There’s a couple of people who told me they were trying to buy houses/cars/furniture. And now they’re beginning to come to me and say, “Hey, I’ve managed to get that.”
Some of the key money management tips from the course are being transferred to the community. “They’re not doing hire purchase, just sticking to ATMs, and avoiding paying those extra fees – they can really pile up as we learned on the course,” says Jacob. There has been a huge amount of interest and success stories shared.