Companies to help 31 Ha Noi primary schools teach financial planning

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 18:17

Prudence Foundation signs a strategic partnership with Junior Achievement Vietnam in Ha Noi on Monday to deploy the Cha-Ching Curriculum in primary schools in Ha Noi in 2019-2020 academic year. — Photo courtesy of Prudential Vietnam

Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential in Asia, has signed a strategic partnership with Junior Achievement Vietnam to adopt the Cha-Ching Curriculum in primary schools to teach students about finance.

The Cha-Ching Curriculum is a structured programme with six 45-minute modular sessions with fun and hands-on learning.

The partnership is expected to benefit 7,336 children at 31 primary schools in Ha Noi in the 2019-2020 academic year and will be expanded nation-wide in future.

Teachers will attend a two-day training course in the curriculum contents and teaching methods.

They will teach children the four key money management concepts of earn, save, spend, and donate in.

Clive Baker, CEO of Prudential Vietnam and a trustee of the Prudence Foundation, said: “Financial literacy is a critical life skill, however, this important subject is often absent in most educational systems.

“Following the success of Cha-Ching Money-Smart Kids programmes, the Cha-Ching Curriculum initiative will help us to reach as many children as possible in Viet Nam from an early age to help build a financially literate and responsible future generation.”

The foundation partnered with Junior Achievement Asia Pacific in 2016 to develop an enhanced Cha-Ching Curriculum.

It has since been implemented in public primary schools for grade four students by teachers in eight countries and territories: the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. — VNS

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