Small School Welcomes Big Changes with Banking on Our Future Curriculum

Nestled in Woodstock, Cape Town, a small school of 8 teachers and 375 students welcomed some big changes with the introduction of Banking on Our Future into its curriculum.

St. Agnes Primary School is no stranger to hardship or diversity. With students from Nazareth House (a home for children affected by HIV/AIDS), Ons Plek (a shelter for street children), and a large number of refugees from different African countries, the school caters to a broad geographic and socioeconomic range of learners.

Computer and financial education provides every student, regardless of their background, an opportunity to gain valuable skills, develop healthy financial habits, and become empowered to participate fully in a 21st century economy.

Four teachers – Patrick Nzenza, Elesia Kolbe, Allison De Wet, and Ian Van Driel – were trained as volunteers on May 5th and introduced the programming to their classes beginning May 23rd. With such an enthusiastic response from the student participants, the school has decided to teach the BOOF curriculum to all of the school’s classes. Through this exciting new partnership, students will continue to learn fundamental principles of financial management, but most importantly develop a sense of self-respect, dignity, and capability.

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