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For Immediate Release

December 10, 2021



Okiboren and Citi Foundation

Resume Financial Literacy Program for Young Parents in Okinawa

Tokyo – The Okinawa Single Parents and Children’s Welfare Association (Okiboren) and the Citi Foundation will resume the “Life Skills and Money Management for Young Parents” financial literacy program.


Life Skills and Money Management for Young Parents is an educational program that provides single-parent households and child-rearing households facing financial difficulties with the information and knowledge they need to solve their problems and improve their living environment. This program began in 2016 and is completely funded by the Citi Foundation. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the program pivoted to provide urgent support and distributed food packages to child-rearing households in Okinawa Prefecture that had been financially impacted.


The economic slowdown in Okinawa caused by pandemic has directly impacted child-rearing households with low income and subjected them to difficult circumstances. Given this situation, now more than ever it is important to equip parents with the information, knowledge, and skills necessary to resolve financial problems.


As in the past, the lectures will mainly be given by financial experts living in Okinawa who have a good understanding of Okinawa’s family and financial circumstances. The program covers a wide range of themes essential for improving family finances and lifestyles, including household budget management, savings, insurance, pensions, working styles, and social insurance. This program is endorsed by the Okinawa prefectural government and CO-OP Okinawa, a consumer cooperative, with the aim of making learning fun and improving the ability to make a living.


As before, the program will be free and educational materials will be provided free of charge. Based on past participation, sessions will be held once a month on a Friday and Saturday to accommodate people who work during the day. The sessions will be held from December 2021 to September 2022, and those interested can attend as many sessions as they wish.


Strict measures will be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While the number of people who can physically attend each session will be limited, the program will also be available online so that all residents of Okinawa, including on remote islands, have the opportunity to participate. Family workshops, which have been well received, will continue to be offered, providing an opportunity for parents and children to enjoy learning together. In the second half of the program, a special session will be held with guest lecturers from within and outside Okinawa.


Amid the continued spread of COVID-19, Okiboren and Citi will keep the program content in line with the times by focusing on workstyle and lifestyle changes.


Citi commenced operations in Naha in 1999 and runs parts of its business, including Operations and Technology, out of Okinawa, making it an important strategic hub. Citi is dedicated to giving back to the communities it does business in by supporting local social initiatives. In Okinawa, in addition to sponsoring a course at the University of the Ryukyus, Citi actively engages in beach clean-ups and other environmental preservation activities.



About Okiboren


Okiboren (The Okinawa Single Parents and Children’s Welfare Association) is a public service corporation that operates welfare centers to support single-mother households and widows in Okinawa Prefecture. The centers provide various programs, including counselling, employment support and guidance to help single mothers find work and become financially independent. Under contract with the prefectural government, Okiboren offers a range of employment support services, including counseling, job-training classes, and job information services.


About Citi:


Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

www.citigroup.jp | www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi


About the Citi Foundation:


The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. We invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant communities. The Citi Foundation's "More than Philanthropy" approach deploys the enormous expertise of Citi and its people to fulfill our mission and drive thought leadership and innovation. For more information, visit www.citifoundation.com.


Media Contacts:


Mothers Square Yui Heart Division

Okinawa Single Parent and Children’s Welfare Association




Corporate Affairs

Citi Japan









































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