Financial Literacy for the Future: Croatian Bank Association Launches World Money Week and Introduces Education Program for Young Entrepreneurs, Teachers, and Students.

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The Croatian Association of Banks (HUB) has announced that World Money Week will take place from March 18 to 24 this year. To celebrate the occasion, they have organized an extensive program of activities and workshops that will continue throughout the year. In collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB), HUB is launching an education program called “Finance for New Generations,” aimed at young entrepreneurs, teachers, and high school students.

The program targets around 500 professors and 17,000 students over two years and will use a digital manual called “My Money, My Job, My Future” for education. Workshops and educational content will be led by Štedopis, who are partnering with entrepreneur Kristina Ercegović and the mojnovac.hr portal to organize workshops titled “I’m My Own Boss.” These workshops comprise 13 modules and provide participants with essential knowledge and tools for success in the entrepreneurial world.

To promote financial awareness among young people, Štedopis has been established in 2015 as an organization dedicated to teaching children and youth about money management and entrepreneurship. They have produced various publications, conducted research, executed projects, developed new content for secondary schools consisting of a textbook for students and a manual for teachers called “My Money, My Job, My Future,” as well as organizing workshops and competitions to engage high school students and teachers in promoting financial awareness.

Marina Ralašić, manager of Štedopis emphasizes the significance of these programs in fostering financial literacy among youth. She believes that cultivating a healthy money mindset from a young age is crucial to prepare them for a financially secure future.

These initiatives highlight the importance of educating young people about responsible money management and savings while developing their entrepreneurial skills. Given the changing financial habits among teenagers, these programs play a vital role in equipping them with essential knowledge about personal finance, economics, career development, and sustainable consumption to help them make informed decisions in their future endeavors.

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