«Economy: Knowledge with…value!»
240 Financial Education lessons for elementary school children took place for the 4th school year in Attica and Thessalonica.
Athens, June 12, 2008.
The end of the school year brings the end of the financial education lessons, which were implemented for the 4th consecutive year in elementary schools, on the grounds of the Financial Education Programme. The programme is an initiative and is supported by Citi in cooperation with the Hellenic Children Museum.
The educational programme “Economy: Knowledge with…value” took place in public and private elementary schools in Attica and Thessalonica. In total, 240 lessons were offered to more than 5.600 school children. More than 90 Citi volunteers assisted with enthusiasm in the work of the Hellenic Children Museum’ educators.
The aim of the 4 different lessons that take place –based on the age and class of children- is to help children understand and familiarize with basic financial concepts and gradually build consumer consciousness.
Citi’s initiative stems from the belief that as a financial institution it should contribute to the growth and expansion of education in financial matters. In addition, it follows the global commitment of Citi that invested 36 million USD to implement 616 financial education programmes around the world.
The Greek Financial Education Programme, was one of these 616 programmes. It should be mentioned that the Hellenic Children Museum, which designed it, specializes in educational projects for elementary school children and is responsible and allowed to implement these projects in the classrooms.
The financial education programme “Economy: Knowledge with…value” started in 2004. So far, it has had the participation of more than 35.000 school children in Attica and the cities of Thessalonica, Larissa, Patras and Herakleion.