The Irish Funds New TY Financial Literacy Programme Goes Live

Friday, 10 February 2023

The Irish Funds New TY Financial Literacy Programme Goes Live

Irish Funds has officially launched the new TY Financial Literacy Pilot Programme, being delivered to 12 schools nationally across 6 counties. This is a great opportunity to empower students to make informed choices about their financial future, as well as creating awareness about the fund and asset management industry.

As a key pillar of the Irish Funds 2022 Talent Strategy, the TY Programme has been in development for the last number of months. The programme consists of 16 sessions across 6 interactive modules with topics ranging from critical thinking, to running a fund. To help us create the programme content, we worked with Eibhlin Johnston who is an experienced funds industry professional and who now coaches’ children and adults.

Over the course of the programme, we are delighted to have 20 volunteers from across our industry who will be our Industry Leads. Eibhlin will be joined at each session with the schools alongside one of our volunteers, who will provide insight to the students about their own personal experiences and learnings since joining the industry. In early January we held a “Train the Trainer” session, this was a great opportunity for our industry leads to gain a deeper understanding of the programme design and materials.

The programme kicked off at Loreto Balbriggan in Dublin on the 16 January where Eibhlin Johnston was accompanied by Sinead Flynn from Dechert. The programme has also commenced in the following schools:

·       Loreto Clonmel

·       Loreto Kilkenny

·       Colaiste na Toirbirthe

·       Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG

·       Castletroy College

 A special thanks to our volunteers Aislinn O’Keeffe, Eoin Motherway, Peter Higgans, Niamh Touhy, Lisa Hobson Shaw, Roisin Cahill and Mark Flynn for their contribution in the delivery of materials.

The programme has received great feedback so far from both the students and teachers. This has been a great opportunity to give back to the community and we look forward in continuing to spread awareness about the fund and asset management industry across Ireland.