JCI Money Game
From March 27, 2018 to May 17, 2019
Pupils of the 5th grade, 10th grade and 12th grade from National College "I. L. Caragiale" Bucharest
Target avg age
Sustainable Development Goal
Education and Economic Empowerment
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.
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.
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.
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.