Financial Education

Black History Studies believes that financial education is very important and we aim to help families become debt free and financially independent. We do this through education to make the right choices via a variety of mediums

The BHS Financial Education Awareness Campaign is a campaign to increase community awareness about the importance of financial literacy and to make financial education available to everyone regardless of their background. Where possible, financial education should be free, fun and readily available to those who seek it.

We aim to help people to have greater confidence in making financial decisions. Anyone can grasp the concepts on how to take control of their money and make the right decisions today and in the future. We believe that everyone deserves to be empowered with the right information and education when it comes to their money.

Championed by Economics Graduate and Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson, we will use social media, website articles, videos, interactive seminars and courses, large events such as The Black Market & Film Festival, financial games and much more to spread awareness.

Inspired by the commemoration of the 150th birthday of Anne Malone and the 100th anniversary of the death of Madam CJ Walker who were the first female African American Millionaires.

Why Financial Education is important?

  •  It costs an average of £22.95 per day for a couple to raise a child from birth to the age of 18.
  • For a lone parent family, the cost of raising a child comes to £27.90 per day.
  • £59,713 is the average total debt per UK household in April 2019
  • It would take 26 years and 9 months to pay off average credit card debt making only the minimum payment per month
  • £2,653 is the average credit card debt per household in April 2019
  • 350 people a day were declared insolvent or bankrupt in January to March 2019. This is equivalent to one person every 4 minutes and 7 seconds.

Source: UK money statistics from the Money Charity

Financial Education Events and Workshops

Please find below details of the upcoming Financial Education events and workshops delivered by Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson.

FREE Webinar: Financially Savvy Sistas: How to be Financially Intelligent with Money

Date: September 23, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

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Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson presents ‘Financially Savvy Sistas – How to be Financially Intelligent with Money’ on  Thursday 23rd September 2021. Women need to be smarter about money and money matters. This presentation aims to empower women to gain control over their lives through financial education so that they can handle their finances from a […]

8000 Years of History in One Scroll with Paul Obinna – Friday 24 September 2021

Date: September 24, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: Online

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Brother Paul Obinna will present over 8000 years of history* from his magnificent TimeLine Scroll. Watch in anticipation as Brother Paul brings history to life during this LIVE ZOOM PRESENTATION. There will also be a interactive Q&A session after the presentation. Tickets are limited, so do not hesitate, get your ticket NOW!!! Tickets cost £7.00 per person (non-refundable and […]

VIRTUAL Black History Children Workshop: Garrett Morgan

Date: September 26, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 13:30

Location: ONLINE

Children Workshops | Events | Presentations

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Make History come to life with these Sankofa Sunday ‘Black Inventors & Pioneers’ children workshops led by Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies. With its emphasis on Black racial identity, pride and self-determination, these workshops will inspire young people to learn about great inventors who contributions to technology have contributed to World History and made our daily […]

WEBINAR – The Amazing History of Black People in London before 1948

Date: September 30, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

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Black History Studies presents their informative presentation ‘The Amazing History of Black People in London before 1948’ on Thursday 30th September 2021. This fascinating presentation by Black History Studies focuses on the hidden history of London and the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean descent to London in the areas of Literature, Politics, […]

VIRTUAL Black History Children Workshop: George Washington Carver

Date: October 3, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 13:30

Location: ONLINE

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Make History come to life with these Sankofa Sunday ‘Black Inventors & Pioneers’ children workshops led by Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies. With its emphasis on Black racial identity, pride and self-determination, these workshops will inspire young people to learn about great inventors who contributions to technology have contributed to World History and made our daily […]

VIRTUAL Black History Children Workshop: Marie van Brittan Brown

Date: October 10, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 13:30

Location: ONLINE

Children Workshops | Events | Presentations

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Make History come to life with these Sankofa Sunday ‘Black Inventors & Pioneers’ children workshops led by Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies. With its emphasis on Black racial identity, pride and self-determination, these workshops will inspire young people to learn about great inventors who contributions to technology have contributed to World History and made our daily […]

VIRTUAL Black History Children Workshop: Bessie Coleman

Date: October 17, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 13:30

Location: ONLINE

Children Workshops | Events | Presentations

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Make History come to life with these Sankofa Sunday ‘Black Inventors & Pioneers’ children workshops led by Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies. With its emphasis on Black racial identity, pride and self-determination, these workshops will inspire young people to learn about great inventors who contributions to technology have contributed to World History and made our daily […]