WHY did we embark on this project?
Managing your personal finance is something you need to learn. The financial decisions young people have to make, ranging from getting health insurance to paying mobile phone bills, can be confusing and lead to all kinds of problems. Debts incurred early in life can become a burden that slows down or even ruins personal and professional development later on. The aim of this project is to equip its participants with the skills they need to become financially responsible, independent individuals.
WHAT does the project entail?
Our partnership with Humanitas, a large Dutch NGO, is key to the success of Get a Grip. Thanks to our access to Humanitas’ extensive network of trained volunteers, we are able to form buddy teams to steer participants towards the solutions they need. We also create various options for these young people to practise among themselves and share their skills. While the coronavirus threatens public health, online contact is facilitated.