28 December 2012

Gambia: 'Future Builders' Introduce Character Education

Future Builders Financial Literacy and Character Education Centre, a registered charitable organization, Friday introduced character and moral development education to the teens and youths, to instill in them core ethical values as well as equip them with knowledge and skills needed to make right choices in life. It also introduced financial literacy programme to equip teenagers and youths,with knowledge needed to manage their finances in future.

The occasion, which was held at its head office along the Kairaba Avenue, brought together heads of schools to introduce the organisation to them as they believe that schools are crucial to the development of moral conscious generation.

In an interview with the Daily Observer, Mwakanma Ife, the director of Future Builders Financial Literacy and Character Education Centre, said some schools have already shown interest, noting that they want to reach as many schools as possible.

She said that character and financial education at an early age is important to the development of the future generation, and that it is a new phenomenon not only in The Gambia, but also in most African countries.

Ife disclosed that by January 2013 the organisation would go to some of the schools to deliver the lesson so that students will be equipped with the skills needed to make sound financial decisions.

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