Board game entrepreneur speaks at Barking business event

Arinola Araba (left) at the Being in Business event with Cllr Sade Bright

Arinola Araba (left) at the Being in Business event with Cllr Sade Bright - Credit: Archant

An award-nominated entrepreneur who designed a board game to educate children in money management has spoken at a special Black History Month business event.

Bmoneywize founder Arinola Araba, 50, of Broad Street, Dagenham, was one of the speakers at Being in Business, which aimed to bring together the community and develop closer working partnerships.

Organised by Future MOLDS Communities, the four-hour session was held at the Barking Learning Centre on Tuesday, October 18.

A former Avon lady, Arinola told the group how she came up with the idea for her game.

“My daughter was bringing a friend home from school when I was not around and cooking for them on a regular basis,” she said.

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“I said ‘you’re wasting money’, and thought, ‘how I could go about talking to young people about managing money in a fun way, so i came up with the game.

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