Community fintech 11Onze launches open-access money matters website offering free financial literacy training for teachers.
In response to the rising demand for and the continued importance of financial education, community fintech 11Onze has launched 11Onze Escola, a platform where Catalan school teachers can access information, guides and games relating to money management.
Subsequently, schools can more easily arrange and facilitate financial education classes, in turn accommodating financial inclusion and awareness.
Antoni Mata, 11Onze’s content and media director, confirms the completion of trial classes across various locations in Catalonia, including at the Arraona Institute in the Catalan city of Sabadell.
“We are now entering the phase of scheduling classes for these schools and for the 10,000 public schools that can request a session,” comments Mata.
11Onze currently offers three types of classes, including an introduction to financial education class, a class addressing open banking and a class concerning digital currencies; all three representing three of the industry’s fastest-developing areas.
According to Mata, these areas are lacking considerably within current educational curriculums.
“With these classes, we can touch on some important topics of the new economy,” continues Mata. “We believe that students need to be prepared to manage their money in an environment that is going to be radically different from the one we have now.”
The one-hour sessions are held either virtually or face-to-face and are guided by a representative of 11Onze.
Speaking about the open access web for schools, James Sène, chairman of 11Onze, explains the scheme’s suitability with schools across Catalonia.
“In Catalonia, there are very competent teachers,” he reassures. “And through the 11Onze Escola platform, we offer them the possibility of expanding their educational curriculum to include financial literacy.”
11Onze’s services already facilitate financial education on a mature level, however, the launch of this new platform will extend its scope to an entirely deserving audience.
In this case, Sène describes this as “a natural move for us,” adding that it intends to help younger generations “make informed decisions on investing and spending.”
“The 11Onze Escola project is not a one-off campaign,” he continues. “From day one we have sought to disseminate economic knowledge because we believe it is the best way to achieve a more economically just society.
“With the right knowledge, people make the right decisions and keep a better eye on their rulers and companies,” concluded Sène.