Rob O’Brien, Branch Manager and Kim Norton from Axa Athy recently delivered the Insure your Success programme to the Transition year students from Ardscoil na Trionoide Athy, Co Kildare.
The Insure Your Success project helps young people aged 12 – 18 years understand the risks associated with certain financial choices. Through different hands-on activities, interactive tools and discussions led by local AXA Hearts In Action volunteers students learn how to budget, plan and save, but also how to anticipate the financial consequences of risks they will face during their lives. To help them make informed decisions in the future, students get an understanding of the advantages of protecting one’s assets and become more familiar with the concept of insurance.
“Never has the need for financial education been so important for Irish students! “Insure Your Success” is going nationwide in 2012, reaching more than 400 young people and the programme is being delivered by real experts – AXA personnel. Feedback to date is excellent, the students are really engaged in the programme content, learning about risk and investment, different types of insurance and budgeting. AXA volunteers are enjoying their visits to the classroom and find it a very fulfilling role to equip young people with the skills to manage their finances into the future.” explained Della Clancy CEO of Junior Achievement Ireland.
The Insure Your Success project combines Junior Achievement’s international expertise in developing hands-on and real-world learning programmes with AXA Group’s strong position in risk management. Together they aim to give practical training to young people and better prepare for modern economic challenges. Based on previous strong results achieved in partnership with JA Ireland and JA Romania, AXA Group decided to expand to other countries. It’s a partnership that teams educators with business people to make financial risk education interesting and fun.