More than 3,000 students and their parents from nearly 20 high schools in Ho Chi Minh City joined a “Smart Start for Students” festival at the Marie Curie High School on April 7.

At the event, jointly organised by the city’s Department of Education and Training, Save the Children International Organisation and the Citi Fund, students and their parents exchanged their views with psychological experts on money-related issues.

Studies on students’ spending habits and communication skills between parents and children on financial management were also shared during the day.

Besides, participants were provided with financial management skills and took part in physical games to practise their skills and patience.

The Citi Fund-sponsored “Smart Start for Students” project has been implemented in HCM City since December 2009 to improve students’ knowledge and skills on personal financial management./-VNA