The first part of the Program includes a series of presentations in Municipalities and communities completely free of charge
“We learn differently” is the name of the new program announced by the Bank of Cyprus which aims at financial and digital literacy.
Through the Program our older fellow citizens, as well as anyone else who wishes, will be able to learn through simple words and pictures how to do his banking transactions easily and simply using the technology and digital tools available.
The first part of the Program includes a series of presentations in Municipalities and communities completely free of charge, where the participants will be informed about basic financial concepts but also about how to comfortably and confidently handle several digital services of the Bank, via computer, mobile and ATM. This action is supported by the support of the University of Cyprus, since a professor from the School of Economics and Management of the University will participate in the presentations.
In his greeting during the press conference where the Program was presented, Dr. Haris Poigare, Deputy CEO of the Bank of Cyprus, said among other things that “following the course of the Bank's digital transformation and the acceptance of the products and services we provide, we consider it a shame that some of our fellow citizens cannot benefit, because they lack some digital skills. Solutions like mobile check deposit, quick pay, quick loans, electronic signature, even simpler things like transferring money and paying bills online, greatly simplify and facilitate everyone's daily life and we want everyone to can make use of them”.
Additionally, the Bank's Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Elli Ioannidou, thanked the Municipalities and communities for their cooperation stating that “the Program could not be carried out without the participation of society, that is why we joined forces with Municipalities and Communities with the aim of best possible result”. He thanked the mayors and community leaders for their excellent cooperation, as well as for informing and encouraging the residents to attend them. Finally, he added that “initiatives like “We learn differently” should contribute positively to the daily life of our fellow citizens and to the broader effort being made in our country, for better information and education on these issues.”
For his part, Nikolas Efstathiou, municipal secretary of the Municipality of Engomi and representative of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities, expressed his support for the initiative, stating that “our Union welcomes the Bank of Cyprus' important campaign 'We learn differently' which aims to educate people, mainly elderly, who are not familiar with the electronic channels of the banks and find it difficult to use them in their daily transactions with the banks”.
The first presentations will take place in Strovolo, Paralimni, Aradippou, Kokkinotrimithia /Mammari and Peristerona/Orunda/Kato Moni/Agia Marina Xyliatou. Within 2024, other areas will be covered, in all provinces.
“Learn differently” will be reinforced with parallel actions and communication, which will be announced soon.
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