By The Bicol Standard
LEGAZPI CITY – What better way to teach children to handle money than having them operate a small enterprise. At the San Lorenzo Elementary School (SLES) in Tabaco City, pupils and teachers initiated various enterprises which were exhibited in the weeklong celebration of the Aflatoun day and Global Money Week (GMW).
The Children International Bicol (CIB) provided each grade level with P1,500 as starting capital on November 2018. The most innovative teams with the most capital gain were awarded during the culmination ceremony.
For generating an income of P14,000, the grade 4 pupils were held as the first placers. The grade 6 pupils who had an income of P7,800 and the grade 1 pupils who posted an income of P3,700 were the second and third placers, respectively.
The profits were used in the purchase of school supplies, learning materials, children’s Christmas party and other future projects.
The GMW and Aflatoun Day was a financial awareness campaign staged every 4th week of March and aimed at inspiring children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihood and entrepreneurship.