JCI Money Game

Member

Catalina Brinza


Duration

From March 27, 2018 to May 17, 2019

Target

Pupils of the 5th grade, 10th grade and 12th grade from National College "I. L. Caragiale" Bucharest


Target population

110


Target avg age

15


People impacted

110


Sustainable Development Goal

Quality Education


Development stage

Education and Economic Empowerment


Purpose

Short term - To teach young people the basics of financial education: about savings, investments, loans and other financial services. Long term - to raise adults with healthy habits regarding financial perspectives in Romania.


Overview

In Romania we don't have financial education in schools, so we raise adults without having a good knowledge about what is a good financial plan and how to manage their personal money. Lots of people grow up in an environment where their parents had to get loans from the banks to survive, so they don't know exactly how to push the barrier further, so they don't have to do the same thing for themselves.
That's why, JCI Bucharest identified this problem and established the basis of this project for financial education in schools. The programme acts as a school for business, where participants learn the elementary principles of how money can be "put on work". It aims to build grown ups with healthy financial habits and maybe, successful businesses in the future.


Results

The programme impacted 110 children, from different grades.
The participants received 25 books as a prize, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", written by Robert Kyosaki
In this programme were involved 6 JCI members and senators during the whole period.


Recommendations

The period between workshop # 1 and workshop # 2 (follow-up) could have been better managed to ensure participants are active and involved, reading books as prizes, and also giving away books.
There could have been a channel of communication
Email requested from those who received the books or creat a facebook group (or similar) to communicate with them and get questions from them - and created it into a community.

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