Society as we know it, has undergone many changes throughout the last century, we have, as the human race progressed in all areas of our development. Physically we excel in sport, mentally in technology. However, with these advances and through the capitalistic nature of our actions, we have made learning more complicated for children.
The most effective method or principle for total recall is making use of as many senses as possible while learning. If we see, if we hear and if we touch we can in most cases remember even the smallest of details. But with the quest to simplify processes, we have started eliminating the use of some of our most basic senses and with that, made it more difficult to learn.
Money as a tangible medium that could be physically saved, was a simple principal and easy to convey. But we have complicated saving through technology, as we develop new methods of spending though: debit and credit cards, through internet transactions and online purchases. The system now is far more complicated and children have to learn the new system in order to become financially responsible.
Being financially secure is something that each of us strive for and the earlier a foundation in financial literacy can be introduced, the better off the person will be. Teach Children to Save South Africa is an initiative started by the Banking Association of South Africa with the goal of helping young adults become “money wise”. We believe that through delivering fun and dynamic training in financial responsibility, we can help the next generation of leaders plan better for the future.
School Curriculum's Economic Managment Science subject assigns to 40% to financial Literacy in the intermediate phase. Lesson plan of TCTS SA aligns with this education policy swift.
How the Programme Works
It couldn’t be easier, there are a lot of young minds out there that are dying for the opportunity to learn about money. We have developed a Lesson Plan that will guide you through the programme. Simply follow the instructions in the lesson plan and have fun! Be prepared, so make sure you go through the material before you swoop into the classroom and use your personal and work-based experience and expertise to inspire learners to be lifelong saver!
Be a Hero
As a volunteer or representative from the bank you have the opportunity to shape young minds, to give them an upper hand towards financial responsibility in the future. It is all of our duty to provide these children with a fighting chance, but as a volunteer, you can turn words into action. These are the traits of a real hero, we salute you!
Please fill in the form below to register as a volunteer :
How did it go? We want all the details and any pictures you can provide us with. With feedback we can fine tune our strategy and provide volunteers / teachers with better resources and more targeted materials, please take a moment to tell us all about your experience.