Scotiabank celebrates collaboration with Guyana Girl Guides Association


As International Women’s Day is observed across the world, Scotiabank is celebrating its collaboration with the Guyana Girl Guides Association (GGGA), through which 70 girls and young women are being provided with opportunities to realise their full potential.

The participants, ages 16 – 25 from under resourced regions, are being equipped with skills needed to support their transition from high school to tertiary education and the world of work. Included in the programme are Financial Planning Workshops, facilitated by Scotiabank representatives. These Workshops aim to provide financial planning education and support to the girls and young women, helping to empower them to prioritize and positively shift their financial well-being.

Shellon Garner – Finance Manager, Scotiabank Guyana indicated “Women may feel less confident in their financial knowledge and decision-making. As such, by providing financial planning education and resources at an early age, we are hoping to provide these young women and girls with a solid start to their futures.”

Nafeeza Gaffoor – Country Manager, Scotiabank Guyana commented on the Bank’s support of women beyond March 8. “We are committed year-round to supporting women. For example, the Scotiabank/GGGA programme is helping young women and girls to improve their education and employment prospects and enhance their life opportunities over time. Find out more about our commitment to supporting the success of women on our website:” [Scotiabank press release]

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