Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014. 10:14 pm CST.
Monday, July 7, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The local Ministry of Education in conjunction with international accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers and non-profit education organization Peacework has for several years pushed efforts to teach financial literacy to Belizean high school and primary school students.
The annual summer camps and related community fairs offer opportunities to show how much they have learned about personal finance and responsible choices. This year’s set of camps began in Belize City today.
We spoke with Peacework’s Kelly Berend, director of strategy and innovation, who says the classes are framed in the light of becoming leaders in their community and surroundings and meeting personal and professional goals.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers partner George Manousas says the curriculum is more advanced for the secondary school students under his tuition.
The program has grown and consistently met the objectives of the firm to teach financial responsibility to those who need it most.
The camp is open for students from Standard 4 to Form 2 inclusive and takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through July 16, but registration was done at schools before their summer vacation closure. This week’s camps are being held at ACC, Gwen Lizarraga High School, St. Joseph’s, Ebenezer and Holy Redeemer.
Next week the camps will move to St. Martin de Porres, St. John’s Anglican, St. Ignatius R.C., St. Luke’s Methodist and St. John Vianney R.C. Camps are also being held countrywide and the program now forms part of the national curriculum.
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