My First Ringgit Puts Kids On The Right Track

Education and Research Association for Consumers, Malaysia (ERA)'s My First Ringgit program, is part of their on-going Stretching Your Ringgit series, a financial education initiative aimed at kindergarten children between the ages of 4 and 6 years.

ERA teaches toddlers how to manage money.

They say that you’re never too old or too young to learn anything, the RinggitPlus.com team believes that good financial habits taught early can last a lifetime. We’re pleased to see that the Education and Research Association for Consumers, Malaysia (ERA) has a similar approach to responsible budgeting.

ERA’s My First Ringgit program, part of their on-going Stretching Your Ringgit series, is a financial education initiative aimed at kindergarten children between the ages of 4 and 6 years.

Speaking to The Star at the launch of the programs second year of operation at Kinderland Mutiara Damansara, ERA Consumer President, Datuk Marimuthu Nadason said:

Financial education should begin with children. Only then can we shape the appropriate financial attitudes towards more responsible behaviours at a later age.

About 800 children will benefit from this year’s workshops, learning good money sense through fun activities, such as board games, and being taught the value of helping those in need.

If you’re a teacher concerned about money management and want to understand how the program works you can download a copy of The My First Ringgit Educator’s Manual to get started.

Targeting a wider (and older) audience ERA will be running further workshops for 18 to 35 year olds in ten states across Peninsular Malaysia

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