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May 5, 2015 2:30 EST

Let’s support youth financial education and entrepreneurial thinking!

iCrowdNewswire - May 5, 2015

Let’s support youth financial education and entrepreneurial thinking!

Preparing Youth for a Successful Future

The main issues of society today evolve around money. The lack of global education came to a head with the word financial crisis. The conclusion is that financial education is equally vital and important! By educating new generations, we avoid making past mistakes and help our global society develop to a higher state. Entrepreneurship is essential, but often is a neglected part of education.

We believe in education and think we are all responsible for changing the world. Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn the basics of financial education. The goal of our courses is to empower children in low-income communities, to teach them financial concepts, and to help them develop entrepreneurial thinking. The current educational system does not provide all the information a child needs. They need practical financial knowledge.    

Who we are



We are a non-profit organization in Romania with the purpose to bring financial information to children in villages and low-income communities in Romania, to encourage students to develop entrepreneurial skills. Education is the basis that helps youth development, and in the long term it represents a leverage in the process of transforming our society. Knowledge is power!

Our program is flexible and highly motivating, with engaging lessons and passionate trainers.Our mission is to help more and more youth in economically challenged areas gain access to financial education. We provide fun programs that promote financial responsibility, entrepreneurship and leadership skills for youth in low-income communities.

We teach kids the essential concepts of personal financial management. Our students gain a new, broader perspective on financial education, that allows them to accomplish much more in life! They get very excited to learn new things, to work together as a team, to be creative and to obtain new information.

In order for us to keep our trainings going and to reach our goal of having anEntrepreneurship Summer School Program, we need financial support. This is why we want to raise financial support through crowdfunding. Children need you to make this happen! They need a different perspective on life!   

What we do

We have created interactive courses that kids love. This is accomplished by having participants go through games and specific challenges where they will have to make financial decisions in order to manage their money properly.

In the first module, students learn about earning, saving, spending money and giving. They understand the function of money in their lives, they gain knowledge on how to build a budget, they acquire money-management skills and they develop a personal financial plan.

In the second module, students identify businesses that they can start or activities they can perform in order to earn money. The final step is to create a business plan that they will also need to apply. All while having fun and making entrepreneurship fun for youth! We believe that we can build a better world by educating the younger generation. 

What we need

Our goal this year is to reach more and more youth across villages and low-income communities, to teach them financial education and entrepreneurial thinking skills through our fantastic courses and summer camps. We need at least $5000 to make this happen.      

We need YOU to be a part of shaping this campaign, we need you to give students the opportunity to learn financial and entrepreneurship education, and to prepare them for a better future!

Why do we need this money? 

We have created interactive courses that kids love, but we need your help to bring these courses to more and more students. Your support will cover the operational costs necessary to provide engaging lessons to these kids, covering our costs: transport, rent, staff, materials, prizes for the participating children, like piggy banks for example, holding activities, events and summer camps. All donations, regardless of the amount, help further our mission and allow us to reach more students. 

How You Can Help

We are making steady progress, but in order to reach more students, we need financial donations to cover the operational costs necessary to provide engaging lessons to kids. You can be the difference for these children. We strongly believe that education makes all the difference. And remember that your contribution does not just touch the lives of the young children today, but for generations to come. 

This will impact the success of our country and in a positive domino effect, contribute to the economic success of the world, because the children today will become a vital part of changing the direction of our entire world for years to come. This is one of the main reasons why this project is so important.

You are embarking on a great adventure with us. If we reach our $5000 goal we will provide our courses free of charge and we will also offer summer camps. Our team is positive that $5000 will cover a major part of the costs. This will help us get one step further. The more we raise, the more we can achieve. But we need your help! 

Why support our initiative? 

Each dollar you donate goes to teaching youth financial education and entrepreneurial thinking in order to: 

  • improve adolescent’s lives through fantastic courses and summer camps
  • promote a better understanding of financial concepts
  • encourage financial education as an activity meant to find solutions for real life problems.

 

Join our activity!

We need to understand that youth today are our future tomorrow. We want to bring these courses to more children in more villages and low income communities, but we need you! This form of education brings youth the opportunity to grow, to acquire leadership and entrepreneurial skills, to develop creative thinking, to open up their minds, to make new friends, to help them be the best they can be, to be happy. 
Contribute now and spread awareness of this campaign! Let’s support financial education and develop entrepreneurial thinking to prepare youth for a successful future! And remember that this campaign is a “keep what we raise” funding mechanism, so any help counts! If you have any further questions, feel free to ask us at [email protected]  

Your contribution and our gifts 

We would love to have you involved! Venture on a great adventure with us! Contribute today! You can contribute $1 or $10 or as much as you can! Remember that your contribution in any amount keeps us strong! You will receive from us, as an expression of our gratitude: a digital thank you certificate, website credit (your name or company logo will be added to our website), handwritten thank you note from one of our talented students, a thank you letter from our grateful students, a recognition on our social media or special gifts from one of our students (it may be something that they created accordingly to their implemented business plan). 

Your contribution will have a massive impact: you can change a kid’s life forever. We believe education is the key to success! Support our cause to help youth in economically challenged areas gain access to financial education. If you can’t donate right now, share us on social media! And tell your friends why they should support us!

The Impact


For children our courses are an amazing opportunity to unlock their minds and to discover a different perspective on life! If you could only see the spark in their eyes when they have the chance to do something different than their usual activities! And at the end of the courses, when they receive gifts and diplomas, happiness is written all over their faces.

Imagine if you would have had received financial and entrepreneurship education in middle school. What impact would it have had on your life? Let’s give this chance to the new generation, let’s inspire them to develop entrepreneurial skills! We can make a difference in kids lives! We started our program last year and while our courses are free for every participant, it does cost us to execute the program. Your contribution will cover the required educational materials for every kid, a piggy bank gift and the operational expenses. Our goal this year is to reach more and more children across villages and low-income communities.

Education is the basis that helps youth development, and in the long term it represents a leverage in the process of transforming of our society. Youth today are our future tomorrow. Let’s give youth the opportunity to learn financial education and develop entrepreneurial thinking! Let us prepare youth for a successful future!

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

  • Why are you doing this? We believe knowledge is power. So every kid should have financial knowledge, in order to attain power, because we strongly believe we can make a difference in our community. We need to inspire children nowadays to reach their potential, to empower them to believe in themselves. Students need to understand the opportunities of entrepreneurship in the global market. The feedback and response we have received so far from our participants has been rewarding. There is nothing more satisfying than reaching their minds and helping them expand their horizons! This has a great meaning to us! Crowdfunding is a great journey in which anybody can contribute towards making this project successful. Your generous support will help us expand our courses, to deliver engaging financial lessons to youth. Together we can make a difference! 
  • How will the funds be used? As a small learning centre at the beginning of the road, we must rely on donations, and grants to do what we love to do and what we believe in. The funds will go toward expanding our high quality courses, wider courses with more kids in more towns and villages, covering the operational costs necessary to provide engaging lessons to kids. We are trainers, devoted to education! We strongly believe that education makes all the difference. 
  •  How much money actually goes to the program? Every dollar you donate to us will go directly to our program! Any Amount Of Donation Will Help! You can contribute $1 or $10 or as much as you can! 
  • Can I donate from outside the USA? Yes, you can! 
  • What payment methods do you accept? All major credit cards are accepted!

    Project Leaders

    • Raluca Chilianu

      Raluca Chilianu

      Member since: February 24, 2015

      Bio

      My name is Raluca Chilianu, I graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration eight years ago, I am a trainer and I lead this campaign. I strongly believe education is the key to success! Knowledge is power! Education is the basis that helps youth development, and in the long term it represents a leverage in the process of transforming our society.

      I grew up in the countryside and I know how important is to develop new ideas that can transform your future. I had the opportunity to expand my horizons and now I want to give youth in low-income communities the opportunity to learn new information that will lead them towards success! Together with other trainers, we bring youth in low-income communities the opportunity to gain a new, broader perspective on financial education, that will allow them to accomplish much more! We provide youth in low-income communities fun programs that promote financial responsibility, entrepreneurship and leadership skills.

      We know that tomorrow’s economy is going to be created by the entrepreneurs we foster today, so the purpose of our courses is to inspire youth to develop entrepreneurial thinking: to be financially responsible, to lead, to understand the value of teamwork, to make things happen. Through games we make entrepreneurship fun for kids. 

      Our courses are and will be free of charge. Support us to keep our trainings going and to reach our goal of having an Entrepreneurship Summer School Program. We all should remember that our contribution does not just touch the lives of the young children today, but for generations to come and also our entire society.

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