5 Pebbles - Social and Financial Leadership Program

b. 5 Pebbles - Social and Financial Leadership Program

The purpose of this program which is supported by Garanti BBVA  and carried out by ÖRAV is to raise primary school teachers' awareness of social and financial literacy and to help them pursue a child-centered approach to transfer these skills to the students through active learning.

The 5 Modules that fall under the scope of this are as follows:

Personal Understanding and Exploration: It includes activities that encourage and support students to understand themselves and increase their sense of self-worth. The objective here is to encourage them to become self-confident individuals who are aware of their feelings, and can guide their own lives.

Rights and Responsibilities: In this section, students are taught their rights, but more importantly, it is emphasized that these rights will be meaningful only with the responsibilities that the students should fulfill.

Saving and Spending: Students learn the difference between a desire and a need, and are taught about saving money, as well as management of time, food and natural resources.

Planning and Budgeting: In this section, students learn how to organize their resources including time, and how to keep basic financial records, calculate their income and spending, and set themselves saving targets.

Social and Financial Entrepreneurship: Children are encouraged to develop social and/or financial innovative projects in their schools. Social entrepreneurship comprises projects aimed at making the child's life, the school and society more equitable and healthier. Financial entrepreneurship, on the other hand, consists of projects realized during school hours with a view towards generating a limited amount of income. In this program, children come up with projects that will have both social and financial benefits.

5 Pebbles - Social and Financial Leadership Program has reached out to 314 teachers and 6800 students in 9 Turkish provinces in 2019.