‘EduACCIÓN Financiera’ program available in six countries in Latin America with a focus on having a deep impact on the financial future of families and students
Equifax announced plans to expand its unique, regional financial inclusion and financial education program, ‘EduACCIÓN Financiera’ in tandem with Junior Achievement Americas, the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
The two organizations say their “EduACCIÓN Financiera” program, which is being launched in Argentina, Chile and Peru this year and expanded in El Salvador, Paraguay and Uruguay will reach thousands of students preparing to enter university. The curriculum will focus on the importance of financial education – a major issue affecting Latin America today – but will also aim to provide additional tools and training to the parents of youth through community outreach and a special credit 101 seminar.
Equifax first launched its partnership with Junior Achievement Americas in 2016 in El Salvador, Paraguay and Uruguay, reaching 1600 students across the region. In 2017, Equifax will continue EduACCIÓN Financiera in those three countries and also launch in Argentina, Chile and Peru reaching more than 2800 adolescents and their parents – representing significant growth in just one year.
About Junior Achievement Americas
Junior Achievement is an international non-profit organization focused in inspiring and motivating kids and youth to successfully endeavor in a competitive world. Its programs are based in three fundamental pillars: entrepreneurship, financial literacy and access to the world of work. At a regional level, Junior Achievement Americas has presence in 31 countries, its programs benefit annually to more than 1 million youth and have joint projects with companies such as MasterCard, Citi, CIBC First Caribbean Bank, Scotiabank and the United States Development Office, among others.
Source: Equifax Press Release