National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers (BNP2TKI) launched an educational program and financial literacy for prospective Indonesian Workers and the families of Indonesian Workers in Nunukan, East Kalimantan on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. BNP2TKI head Nusron Wahid explained, the program is planned to be held in 45 cities across Indonesia. Nunukan, East Kalimantan, became the first city to implement the program.

“The participants of educational programs and financial literacy, the future can also be teachers, formally or informally. In this way is expected to be faster and more people who understand the financial and banking issues, “he explained. According Nusron, education and financial literacy program is the result of cooperation with Bank Indonesia BNP2TKI, the FSA and the World Bank. Instead the FSA will also directly intervene by organizing similar programs in 25 cities in the pockets of migrant workers, so that the overall program will be implemented in 70 cities across Indonesia.

Followed by 50 potential migrant workers

The plan, educational activities held in Nunukan will be followed by 50 potential migrant workers and their families and runs from than 1-2 April 2015. The teaching program will come from the Institute for Care Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers (BP3TKI) and the banking staff as of BNI. He added that the educational materials covering the ins and outs of financial products and banking, such as savings, financial management, sending and receiving mails, loan and insurance management “After understanding, the prospective migrant workers and their families are expected to have access to the financial sector and financial management productive,” said officials at the empowerment section BNP2TKI Samita Farausi.