KinderJoy Education Group, in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, organised ‘A Day In A Bank’, a first of its kind programme in Ipoh.
A total of 200 KinderJoy students from ages 3 to 12 participated in the programme designed to educate young children on the basics of savings, engaging them in various role plays of a bank such as a manager, teller, support staff or customer. Complete with mock ATM machines, deposit receipts, debit cards, money in notes, passbooks and staff name tags, the mock bank branch simulation held in the auditorium of the main campus mirrored the real life banking environment. Plus, the props were tailored to the height of an average kindergarten child.
“KinderJoy has always emphasised on educating our children through hands-on experiences and engaging activities. This is our first time collaborating with an international bank and I believe their banking knowledge and expertise will enable our KinderJoy children to benefit extensively,” Stephanie Liu, director of KinderJoy stated.
“Ultimately, our aim is to help prepare our children with the necessary skills sets to embrace the uncertainties and challenges they will face in the near future,” Looi Lee Ying, principal and academic director of KinderJoy added.
Besides the role play session, the children were also taught saving tips via interactive workshops and entertained by the clown performance and balloon modelling.
A mother of a 6-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy told Ipoh Echo, “My kids get to have firsthand experience by acting the actual role and have some fun at the same time.”
At the end of the day, the young ones were given a certificate of appreciation for their active participation and happily brought home the mock banking stationeries as souvenirs.
To learn more, visit www.kinderjoy.edu.my or call 05 253 5182.