Practical money skills
  • January 11, 2012

About 30 teachers from Drasa Avenue School and Jasper Williams Primary School went through professional development training on personal money management and investment yesterday at Jasper Williams Primary School in Lautoka.

A statement from the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) said the workshop was conducted by the Financial Education (FinED) Champion Teachers, Emma Brook and Sarah Qiokata.The Fiji Financial Education Curriculum Development (FinED Fiji) Project, involves the integration and strengthening of financial education within the school curriculum from Class One to Form Four.

The FinED Fiji Project's first professional development workshop for primary regional champion teachers was held earlier this year.During this earlier workshop, 13 primary teachers from three school divisions in Fiji were exposed to financial education, learning outcomes, methods of integrating the management of money and investing.

These teachers were trained in the use of financial education student resources and teaching and assessment materials within the Class Three and Class Four curricular.

The Curriculum Advisory Services Division of the Ministry of Education is leading the Ministry's FinED Fiji efforts.

The division has worked with the regional champion teachers since early this year.Regional champion teachers are the pioneer teachers leading the introduction of FinED in schools and responsible for the training on the use of the resources.