FinLit Nepal and FinMango's solution to mitigate the 67% of the world that suffers from financial illiteracy is by empowering them through innovative and creative financial literacy education, materials, and support; combined we have already reached nearly 150,000 people. Our organization is built on our values of sustainability, fun, simplicity, and creativity. We begin with custom made interactive activities and lesson plans to ensure we are listening, building, and adapting the curriculum to fit the needs of our partners. While teaching students we showcase our fun and simple approach to education that focuses on the basics such as the relationship between time and money. Focusing on building foundational financial skills is paramount to establishing long-term financial well-being.
Our five-day Gillingham high school investment program is lead by the local legend and Executive Board Mango Bob Gillingham. In the lessons, we try to depict to students the basics of financial literacy and how a little knowledge about the relationship between time and money is paramount in establishing long-term personal finance soundness. The classes are typically a break in the routine for high school students, and who doesn’t care about money? We leverage those engagement advantages to reach a wide range of students.
Our middle school lesson schedule is tentative and can range from solo 50 minute sessions to long-term 10-week programs. At the end of the program, students will at the very least learn: What money is, The difference between wants and needs, The importance of making and saving money, the basics of investments and its compounding effect, the importance of spending wisely, the basics of budgeting, and that being generous with our money (that we save and grow) helps us connect to the people around us and let them know we care.
According to UNICEF, early childhood development has a profound impact on a child's future. When given the right environment, children can develop the skills needed to embrace opportunity and bounce back from adversity. FinMango agrees. We focus on providing a positive environment while teaching. Our symbol of the mango is a perfect example. We want students to learn to take what they have and grow it into something beautiful and sustainable, just like growing a mango tree! Our elementary school lesson schedule is tentative and can range from solo 40 minute sessions to long-term 8-week programs.