St. Kitts – Nevis Financial Literacy Month Logo
Basseterre, St. Kitts
September 25, 2008 (SKNIS)
October is Financial Literacy Month in St. Kitts and Nevis and officials are stressing discipline as analysts become increasingly concerned over the impact of a worsening global economic and financial climate.
“Manage Your Money…Live Your Dreams” is the theme for the observance which is also being marked in the seven other member territories that use the EC dollar making up the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).
During an interview on SKNIS Perspectives, Sybil Welsh, Deputy Director of Corporate Relations at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank said that the theme was designed to remind residents of the ECCU that they can accomplish their dreams.
“Maybe a person wants to be a homeowner. Maybe a person wants to be a business owner, or a college graduate, or a land owner, or owner of a car,” she stated. “Whatever those dreams are it requires planning, and managing one’s money and setting goals and achieving them incrementally. If we plan, we can live our dreams.”
Highlighting such, is exactly why Financial Literacy Month was conceived in 2002 after a directive was given by ECCU Heads of Government. Since then, the ECCB has partnered with public and private sector agencies and the media to increase the awareness and understanding of the population of the need to save and invest.