Talk teaches students money basics

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KUCHING: Forty students from SMK Batu Lintang were given a talk entitled, ‘Money Basics to Teenagers’ on Sept 24.

The talk was given by the managing director of Little Tauke Kuching Delia Su who was invited by the English Language Department of SMK Batu Lintang under the Highly Immersive Programme (HIP).

“The talk aimed to empower students to achieve a life of financial independence, philanthropy and gratitude.

“Hence, after the 65-minute interactive workshop, the students were given two weeks to create three money jars, decorating them with the three labels, namely, ‘Save’, ‘Spend’ and ‘Share’.

“The winner of the little competition was Claire Joanne Ong Jia En who won RM100 followed by Tan Nik Hung, and Phang Chuk Mei who won RM80 and RM50 respectively,” Su said.

Ariel Elmer Renggie Michael, a Form 4 student, shared that she had learnt a valuable lesson from the talk.

“The session taught me that money did not come from trees, parents nor banks but from one’s hard work and determination in life,” she said.

Meanwhile, the host and English language teacher Ho Jia Yiing shared that she would ask her students every now and then what they would like to learn during English classes.

“Interestingly, few boys would cheekily respond, ‘How to be rich?’. Hence, I decided to invite a professional speaker to speak on this matter to fulfil our learners’ need and that we could park these activities under HIP Outreach programmes.

“With this, I’m thankful to our excellent Principal Bahtiar Afandi who is ever so supportive in all our English programmes.

“In fact, a school principal acts as an anchor and is responsible to run the HIP as part of the school activities,” she added.

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