It Doesn't Have To Be Set In Stone

How Are We Measuring Up?

The Middle East, specifically the nation of Jordan is definitely giving us a huge run for our money! What? Yep, they certainly are.

There's rarely an article that I've read in 2022 which hasn't been a topic about how they are paving the way when it comes to building financial capacity, capability, competence and confidence in young people.

Honestly, it impresses me to say the least. Oh, I am also very proud of the progress that we are making here in the #unitedkingdom

Hands on heart, we as a nation, a nation known to be one of the G7, or is it the G5? Anyway, our young people, especially kids age 7 and under must keep on par with their peers in other parts of the world who are already benefiting from inclusive education. Why? Kids grow up so so fast. These kids will undoubtedly cross paths sometime in the future in the course of their chosen contributions to the world.

We Can't Get Left Behind

How will they measure up when it comes to managing what they earn as #influencers#tiktokers, content creators, professionals, employees and so on?

Here is my thinking. Why complicate financial literacy when it isn't that complicated. Why wait to create this almighty process when it can be incorporated into any and every imaginable subject currently being taught at school. Even a music teacher can incorporate financial education into their lessons. All that is needed is some creativity which I would say most teachers are anyway.

Quantity or Quality

I agree that it has to be taught on a consistent basis. Why not! In the absence of that, I am also of the school of thought that it isn't necessarily the quantity we need worry about right now. It's the quality that matters the most.

A Short Story

I remember when I was about 11 or 12 years olds. I had a young English teacher at school who had just graduated from University. She must have been about 18, but no more that 20 years old at the time. As part of her work experience as a new graduate, she spent just one year teaching English language before she moved on. Memorable is an understatement to describe my experience of that one year of good quality English classes. That was more than 30 years ago. No other English lesson came close to what I learnt before or after that experience. Many of her students who were taught by her still recall the experience with such sweet delight.

So, you get my point. In the meantime, here's an extract from the article which spurred me to write about a subject I have been passionate about for many years:

The FEP offers a full curriculum dedicated to financial literacy that is designed to be interactive, engaging, and relevant to students’ daily lives. Since 2014, the Ministry of Education (MoE), the Jordanian nonprofit 
INJAZ, the Central Bank of Jordan and key partners from the financial and education sectors have been involved in designing, developing, and implementing a phased rollout of the program across the country. Today FEP is a compulsory class for all school students in grades 7-10, and an optional elective for students in grades 11 and 12.

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