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Financial Workshop aims to Motivate Young South Africans

FUNancial Freedom, an international online platform designed to inspire children, teenagers and young adults to become financially smart, and the Cape Town based Inspired Youth programme are hosting a free full-day motivational and ‘edutainment’ workshop 

FUNancial Freedom, an international online platform designed to inspire children, teenagers and young adults to become financially smart, and the Cape Town based Inspired Youth programme are hosting a free full-day motivational and ‘edutainment’ workshop at South Africa’s biggest Youth Month celebrations at Nasrec in Johannesburg on Saturday 15 June.

Founded by digital marketing experts Paul O’Mahony and Chris Farrell, FUNancial Freedom provides young people with the tools required to understand money and empowers them to lead extraordinary lives. The pair have identified South Africa as the first country in which to expand their platform to the global community.

“We feel that working with teens and young adults in South Africa, and creating role models here, will have very strong ripple effect in inspiring many more to follow suit and internally create leaders to continue to educate and empower,” said O’Mahony

The Inspired Youth programme runs interactive workshops designed to inspire and motivate young people to challenge their assumptions, broaden their aspirations and embrace entrepreneurial thinking. Using aspirational role-models whose messages resonate with the youth, they have interacted with more than 50,000 youths at over 90 events countrywide since 2014.

“We’re thrilled that FUNancial Freedom has chosen to expand their outstanding platform to give South African youth the benefit of international best practice in how to understand and handle money,” said Dene Botha, founder of Inspired Youth.

The five-day Youth Month celebrations run from 13-17 June and are presented by the Gauteng Provincial Government at the National Exhibition Centre (Nasrec) in Johannesburg. The event attracts more than 10,000 people per day and features more than 200 exhibitors showcasing information from different industries and academic institutions, job opportunities, MEC dialogues, fashion shows, entertainment and more.

FUNancial Freedom’s Inspired Youth workshop on Saturday 15 June will be hosted by renowned TV personality Candice Modiselle who will MC the proceedings, introduce the speakers and entertainers and encourage audience participation through motivational games and performances by those attending.

Speakers will include Jason Osborn and Jake Davey from FUNancial Freedom, who will be flying in from London for the event. The pair will also present talks on the Tshepo1Million stage in the Hall 6 exhibition centre on Sunday 16 June – Youth Day in South Africa.

The Saturday afternoon session in Hall 10, which seats just over 3,500 people, will be headlined by recording artist Kwesta. Presented by Score Energy Drink, the popular rap star will be performing several of his favourite songs and inspiring the audience by sharing personal insights into his journey to stardom.

Daily activities included in FUNancial Freedom’s Inspired Youth programme include the Score Five-a-Side Soccer tournament in the Main Arena sports field adjacent to Hall 10, displays and the opportunity to test drive the latest Renault motor vehicles and an Expo village in Hall 6 where those attending can interact with representatives from the Mahala Loyalty Programme, Activate! Change Drivers and Pride Factor as well as FUNancial Freedom and Inspired Youth.

Entrance to the Youth Month celebrations and all FUNancial Freedom’s Inspired Youth activities are FREE.

Stay abreast of additions to the schedule of speakers and other activities by tuning in to the Expresso Morning Show on SABC 3 between 6 am and 9 am.

For more information please visit:

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/inspiredyouthsa

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inspiredyouthsa

Twitter: https://twitter.com/inspiredyouthsa

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