StarSaver™ is a national generic financial literacy programme that aims to establish a culture of saving in children and to foster volunteerism in the banking industry and broader financial sector. The Banking Association South Africa are custodians and administrators of StarSaver™, but the programme belongs to all stakeholders.
Since inception in 2008, StarSaver™ has reached almost 1 million learners, and many more through programme integration, in over 3000 schools nationwide. 19 banks and 43 financial institutions participate in the StarSaver™ programme aligned to Mandela Day, where volunteer bankers and financial sector professionals become “teachers-for-67minutes”.
StarSaver™ is an advocate of Mandela Day, is Proudly South African accredited, is endorsed by the SADC Banking Association and aligns with the ethos of ubuntu, volunteerism, dignity and nation-building.
The 3 basic tenets of StarSaver™
- Spirit of Ubuntu and Volunteerism;
- “Proudly South African” ethos and
Financial literacy is the core platform for financial inclusion, however to have a holistic intervention, StarSaver™ integrates with social inclusion initiatives and other employee volunteerism initiatives.
StarSaver™ Programme Ambassadors
The Programme Ambassador is the main face of the programme promoting the ethos and values of inculcating a culture of saving in children and promoting volunteerism. The celebrity status of the Programme Ambassador is utilised to amplify the campaign message.
Our Programme Ambassadors are: ProVerb, Mpumi Mbethe and Sibusiso Vilane.