CIA FIRST-MoneyTree collaboration boosts financial literacy

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CIA FIRST International School and MoneyTree inked this week an agreement to incorporate financial literacy programme to the school’s curriculum.

The new programme’s objective is to provide opportunities for Cambodians to be financially educated while they are still young.

“It is aimed to prepare the young generation, to develop their mindsets and habits that will help them in facing financial challenges in the future,” said Sam Ath Him Sprung, vice-president of CIA FIRST.

With the signing of the MoU, students aged 9 to 12 will be given learning modules to enhance their knowledge and capability to handle financial matters.

MoneyTree, a pioneer of financial literacy education for kids, envisions the programme to encourage young students to have good money habits.

The financial literacy courses will be based on learn-through-play approach that includes play money, fun activities, simulations and quizzes.

Michael Reyes, founder and CEO of MoneyTree Asia Pacific, said that the company is honored to collaborate with one of Cambodia’s finest international schools.

“At the MoneyTree, we have always looked towards working with the school whose philosophy and principle center on providing the best for their students. And in this respect, CIA FIRST is second to none in Cambodia,” Mr Reyes said.

Mr Reyes added that the MoneyTree was built on a simple philosophy, that financial intelligence is an important asset one must have for a bright financial future and a life free of financial worries.

This new venture comes as the National Bank of Cambodia finalises a new academic curriculum to advocate financial literacy to be integrated into schools nationwide in 2019.

The MoneyTree curriculum is excellently aligned with the school’s philosophy of making education ‘real’ by placing students in real world situations.

With the financial literacy programme, students will be able to make sound decisions when confronted with problems involving money.

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