MEXICAN TEAM WINS SCOTIABANK "ROAD TO SUCCESS" REGIONAL CHALLENGE

The 3rd Regional Innovation Challenge was a great opportunity for 12 teams from the Americas region to present, with an innovative approach, how would young students learn concepts about financial literacy. Group Taak`in from México was awarded as the winner, and Team Dominican Republic and Tecnocanvi (from Uruguay) as second and third places respectively.

Mexican team  Group Taak`in wins the 3rd regional Innovation Challenge

Mexican team Group Taak`in wins the 3rd regional Innovation Challenge

Scotiabank's CSR priority to invest in young people has been reflected through the Bank's partnership with JA Americas, allowing students from 14 to 18 years of age to participate in national innovation camp competitions that aim to find innovative solutions to specific challenges that the business world faces. The “Road to Success” regional initiative reached 50,000 students in 3 years, developing the infinite potential of youth in our communities by teaching kids the basic concepts of financial literacy. The initiative gives students a basic understanding of the principles of finance and practical advice on budget planning and money management.

Winners of the national innovation camps participated of the 3rd Regional Innovation Challenge, were 12 teams represented their countries in front of an international jury. Group Taak`in from Mexico, was awarded with the first place thanks to their idea for an App to facilitate the access of youth to financial literacy. Mexican team will travel to Guatemala in December to participate of the JA International Forum of Entrepreneurs. Team Dominican Republic (from the Dominica Republic) and Tecnocanvi (from Uruguay) were 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Finalists of the Regional Innovation Challenge, connected to the winners´ announcement on Facebook Live.

Finalists of the Regional Innovation Challenge, connected to the winners´ announcement on Facebook Live.

Gabriel Villalobo