In Milan, staff from the ethical bank, Banca Popolare Etica did their bit to raise awareness of money lessons delivering Laboratorio di Educazione Finanziaria (LEF – literally meaning “Financial Literacy Workshop”).
Young people tackled an enterprise word-search and learnt how to manage a family budget. They even had their own mascot, Spino the hedghog!
A score of 14-15 year olds also tested their entrepreneurial skills and were challenged to create a real business plan for a social enterprise with “Mi metto in proprio!” (“I’ll set up my own business) workshops.
There was also a confrence side to the initiative with speakers from universities, associations, sustainable finance organizations and the municipality of Milan – discussing how to establish a broader network of financial education initiatives in Italy.
In the UK, MyBnk had a special Youth Advisory Panel gathering where a dozen young people gave us critical feedback on programme material.
Their notes help us refine what we deliver in the classroom and make quality resources even better.
And in a Learn Money Week bonus, here’s one of our educators in a funny hat.