Film teaches kids about money
THOUSANDS of high school pupils from townships across the country will get the chance to learn about saving and investment when they attend the screening of a new local film for free.
Mind Your Moolah is produced by the Monarch Group for Stanlib.
More than 15000 learners will be transported to Ster-Kinekor cinemas to watch the one-hour film and enjoy a coke and tub of popcorn. The movie will be shown in Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal. The film will be screened for five Sundays from May 13 to June 10 at 8.30am.
Mpho Modikoane, producer at Monarch Group who also stars in the film, said it would deliver the message of managing money from an entertainment platform.
"We are trying to educate the ghetto youth of the country on how to deal and cope with money - budget and save money because our country has a very low savings rate," Modikoane said.
"We combined elements such as musi and comedy and fused it with the science of investing, which will then be covered in the booklet learners will receive after watching the movie."
The movie centres on two township boys who dream of owning their own studios and becoming musicians.
Stanlib corporate social investment manager Nolwandle Ntshiza said rural pupils were not forgotten.
"Unfortunately for us it is very hard to drive learners from rural areas for two hours to watch a one-hour movie. What we have done is partnered with the National Youth Development Agency, who will later take the film to rural areas."