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Credit Union Financial Reality Month ends on a high note

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Students gather in the centre for the Reality Fair.
Students making purchases at the electronics and appliances booth operated by Portland Co-operative Credit Union’s customer service representative Ronnie-Dane Renford and JCCUL risk officer, Kleo Ann Errar.
Students making purchases of jewellery from a vendor representing COK Sodality Credit Union.
A hub of activity as students shop around.
Students take to the stage to show off their dance moves.
This student, not to be outdone, competes for the dance prize.
Girls were very much part of the dance competition.
Top 10 winners of the best budget
The student with the best overall budget accepts her prize from JCCUL’s group marketing and communication manager, Claudette Christie.

Credit Union Financial Reality Month ended on a high at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in Sam Sharpe Square last Friday. Approximately 150 students invited by credit unions converged on the centre for the Youth Reality Fair. It was a day filled with activities, which included a shopping experience in which students had to manage budgets, a real talk about the dangers of the Internet and a talent show. The Reality Fair was the third of its kind organised by the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League to culminate a month of activities surrounding financial literacy. Here are some highlights from the fair.