Visa Intros Financial Literacy Program for Teachers

Ciara Alarcon
Aiming to strengthen the financial literacy here in the Philippines, Visa – the world leader in payment technologies – has announced its teacher-training program along with the second tour of “Lukot-Lukot, Bilog-bilog” theatre production.

Visa Intros Financial Literacy Program for Teachers
Visa Intros Financial Literacy Program for Teachers

To push this project, Visa has teamed up with various organizations including Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Tech for the Philippines (TFP), and Tanghalang Pilipino.

“Financial literacy is a key area of focus for us at Visa, and it also aligned with the country’s priority – to equip all Filipinos with money management knowledge because it is such an important life skill. Through our partnership with BSP, TFP, and TP, we have created a powerful outreach program to scale our financial literacy efforts. This year, our aim is to reach out to more students through the theatre production, and also empower teachers to introduce financial literacy into their teaching curriculum. This program will echo the central bank’s effort in ensuring more Filipinos are empowered with knowledge to make critical money management decisions that will transform their lives,” Stuart Tomlinson, Visa Country Manager for the Philippines and Guam, noted.

“Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog” is a financial literacy play featuring national heroes, namely Apolinario Mabini, and Jose Rizal. The play aims to educate Filipino youths about the value of money and importance of financial management.

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Meanwhile, its teacher-training program was introduced to help teachers gain financial literacy knowledge, and learn from TFP trainers on how they can integrate the concepts of financial literacy into their lesson plans.

These programs are aligned with the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion led by BSP that eyes to bring financial literacy modules in the K-12 curriculum.

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