“UNINANNY” DEVELOPS FINANCIAL LITERACY OF CHILDREN
Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University makes first steps in making a permanent room for students’ and university staff members’ children. So, the first step is the project “Uninanny.” The main aim is the social support of students’ , lecturers’ and university staff members’ families.
This project is realized by Social and Psychological Support Centre of professional development and assistance in employment together with the students of the University of different faculties at the support of civil organization “Studio of kindness (Maisternia dobra)” as part of the mini-grant contest of “Strengthening of society at local communities”. That the project that is held by civil organization “New generation” for the money of National Democracy Development Fund of the USA.
In terms of the project “Uninanny”, Alina Shynkariuk, the student of the Faculty of Economics of “Finance” specialty, together with the department’s lecturers, in particular, Olena Filimonova, decided to create a mini project “Finance in fairy tales”. The point is to develop finance and economic literacy of children through fairy tales and famous cartoons.
During this event, children were suggested to watch the cartoon “Winnie-the-Pooh”. After that, they had to think of the following questions: “What economic problems were depicted in this cartoon? What does financial risk mean? Can we trace it in the cartoon?” etc. In such a way the organizers plan to broaden the scope of ideas of children about finance. Besides, the games, which are connected with economics such as financial rebuses, crosswords and tasks will be suggested in the future.
Alina Shynkariuk wants to show children that economy plays an important role in our life because it’s everywhere. The part of this project was presented in Poland. Alina worked as a volunteer at the organization that helps people with disabilities. Exactly there, she got acquainted with this project and now she continues to establish it at our university. She plans to make such an event for school children and special needs children.