NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 – Financial services group UAP Old Mutual is targeting to train at least 4000 Uber drivers on basic financial management.
This follows a long-term partnership between UAP Old Mutual and Uber aimed at empowering them with skills to manage their finances in order to grow their saving culture.
UAP Old Mutual Group MD Life business Jeremy Otieno said so far the training has benefited over 100 drivers in Nairobi and Mombasa.
“Once you get to understand your financial needs, then you are on the road to financial wellness. So we have partnered with Uber, to access their clientele, that’s the drivers, and we hope we shall empower these guys, to be able to make financial decisions from a point of knowledge,” Otieno said on Tuesday.
Otieno said the drivers can apply for the course online, adding that lack of planning and financial literacy skills could be solved via targeted education and skills development.
Apart from Kenya, the course which started in South Africa has also been extended to Ghana and Nigeria.
Uber East Africa General Manager Loic Amado noted that the course dubbed ‘On the Money’ is free to Uber driver-partners in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.
“By attending, they’ll learn to understand basic money principles, develop healthy savings habits and plan a path to financial well-being,” he said.
The workshops were previously run in partnership with Uber in South Africa with great results and positive feedback from the driver-partners who attended.