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Financial Literacy Programs

Through a variety of hands-on activities and technological supplements designed to support differentiated learning styles, learners develop a better understanding of the relationship between what they learn at school and their successful participation in a worldwide economy.

CHA CHING

Cha Ching is a program about six band members whose exciting adventures teach them about key money concepts – Earn, Save, Spend and Donate. The program is designed to improve access to information and activities that support the growing and critical need for financial literacy among African youth.

The Cha-Ching School Curriculum targets primary school students and will adopt a modular development approach to allow flexibility educators and students to “mix and match” lessons that best support local requirements.  Six lesson plans of 45 minutes each are designed to run either as a stand-alone sequential programs, or independently as additional learning that can be added on to any school programs.  The structure of each lesson includes learning activities based on Cha-Ching program, a cartoon and a board game.

MORE THAN MONEY

JA More Than Money teaches learners about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money, and businesses they can start or jobs they can perform to earn money. JA More Than Money encompasses economics and business curriculum for learners in grades three through five. The program emphasizes social studies content while providing a strong focus on mathematics, reading, and writing skills. The JA More Than Money experience enhances learners’ classroom curriculum. Learners are encouraged to use innovative thinking to learn money-management skills that support positive attitudes as they explore and enhance their career aspirations.

JA More Than Money is a series of six sessions. Key concepts learners are exposed to include: Advertising, Banking, Business, Business plan, Consumer, Deposit, Earn, Employee, Entrepreneur, Estimate, Expense, Good, Income, Interest, Job skill, Market research, Mentor, Money, Money management.

Key skills include Active listening, Analysis, Applying information, Basic Math, Brainstorming, Chart data, Compare and contrast, Completing forms, Computation, Critical thinking, Deductive reasoning, Decision-making, Drawing, Evaluating data, Following written and verbal instructions, Group work, Problem-solving, Recording deposits and withdrawals, Role-playing, Self-assessment, and Teamwork.