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FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Financial literacy is a core life skill for participating in modern society. Children are growing up in an increasingly complex world where they will eventually need to take charge of their own financial future. For many of the communities where Plan International works children are unable to engage in self-employment or start their own business as they are unable to understand record keeping, business planning or accounting.

Plan International knows that children and young people have amongst the lowest levels of financial literacy. Even from an early age, children need to develop the skills to help choose between different career and education options and manage any discretionary funds they may have. By becoming socially and economically empowered they are inspired to discover their talents and stand up for their rights, enabling them to make a positive change for a more equitable world.

Plan International supports communities by teaching basic social and financial skills, and providing them with practical experience, to set them on a path for success later in life. For example, in Peru, Plan International Canada has been working with Scotiabank to provide training to more than 120,000 children and has worked with the Peruvian Ministry Education to embed this content into their national curriculum.