JA Malaysia recently concluded the Train Of Trainers (TOT) Workshop for all teachers involved in the Cha-Ching Curriculum. The Cha-Ching Curriculum, fully owned by Prudential is a financial literacy program designed to educate young students about the basics of money management. This program is a Teacher-Driven Model and hence all teachers had to be given a training on how to execute the program successfully in their respective school.
The series of TOT’s were held in 5 states namely Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya, Perak and Penang. All together there were 538 teachers from 289 schools from the abovementioned 5 states. The objective of the workshops was to educate teachers on how to inculcate 21st Century teaching techniques when conducting this program. Various guidelines and rules were also introduced to the teachers to realize the desired impact of the program to the students.
The program is designed to create good money habits with the goal of having an attitudinal change of young children towards money. The Cha-Ching Curriculum focuses on 4 concepts; Earn, Save, Spend and Donate. This year, with this program, we hope to impact 30,000 students around Malaysia.
As teachers have started conducting this program in schools, we hope to see an increase in knowledge about financial literacy and good money management skills in students.