Developing financial literacy in children and young adults without family and social background.
Who are we and what do we do?
The EFC plus Civic Association was founded for the purpose of raising the level of financial literacy in our society to Slovakia and the world. Financial education in the world is often conditioned by a high price for study. However, it is the people who get this price they cannot afford pay are those for whom financial education can significantly help to break the cycle poverty, lack and wrong financial decisions in life.
How do we help?
😇 We educate children in orphanages about the world of money
- We are witnessing the difficult life stories of children and adults from orphanages who are threatened with financial problems or scams from their immediate family, threats from usurers or human traffickers.
- Financial education for life has multiple meanings for them and a huge impact on their adult lives.
- The financial education program for these children is adapted by a team of special educators so that they acquire all the necessary competencies to start a dignified and independent life.
🤝🏻 Be a part of this amazing project...
You have the opportunity to directly impact the lives of children without a proper family. You can also make a significant contribution to their financial stability and successful integration into society. Access to quality financial education marks a significant shift in the lives of these children. Children from orphanages become successful doctors, lawyers, IT developers or artists who are a huge asset to society thanks to quality education.
The children at the orphanage would very much like to learn about finances in 2023. However, they need your help. Preparing for education, creating presentations, making videos and worksheets requires the loving time and energy of our educators. However, face-to-face teaching with modern technology and a responsive approach has its unmistakable benefits..
🎁 Do you know a more valuable Christmas gift than education?
These children will not receive a gift from their parents. Let's help them together and give them the gift of financial education for the whole of next year 2023!
10€ - 20€
Creating 1 lesson in financial literacy
20€ - 30€
Production, graphics and printing of workbooks for 10 children
10€ - 20€
Transportation of the lecturer to the children's home
40€ - 100€
Creating videos and interactive games
50€ - 200€
Buy play money and smart toys
200€ - 400€
Purchase a new computer for modern education
200€ and more
Creation of an e-learning classroom in an orphanage
💚 Cooperation with the St. Lujza Children's Charity Home in Nitra
Our expert teacher Petra meets regularly with the children at the home, where she guides them on topics such as income, budgeting, work and employment, credit and debt, saving, investing and insurance.
The focus is on preventing monetary fraud and deception, knowledge of their human and civil rights, publicity stunts and financial shark baits in order to recognize them, and Averting unpleasant consequences.
The children and teenagers have developed a close and friendly relationship with tutor Petra since September 2022. They try not to miss a single meeting as they discover the world of finance in the form of interactive games, videos, puzzles and guided communication, where everyone is equal and every opinion is respected.
The children's natural interest in financial education with EFC Plus is evidenced by the fact that they sacrifice their weekends to learn about money every Saturday.
Nátalia Antošová - CEO & Founder
"Christmas time is approaching, and with it comes Christmas gift shopping. We ask you to remember the children living in orphanages and give them one of the most precious gifts - EDUCATION.
Thank you on behalf of the little-great warriors, their teachers and all the staff of the children's homes for whom this work is a life mission."
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EFC - Financial Education Center Plus is civil association, where we organize various forms of financial education for minorities such as children from socially disadvantaged families, minority communities, people in need, refugees. Financial literacy courses are in Slovak or English. In response to war conflict in Ukraine 🇺🇦 we also prepare tutors with mother tongue Ukrainian.
We provide financial education either in person or in person in our class in Nitra or Exit - we will come to our trainees at the location that suits them best. If there are possibilities on both sides, we also train online via our digital learning platform.
We have developed the EFC Plus financial education content material together with professional educators and parents based on the National Financial Literacy Standard ver.1.2. However, our educational programmes in many ways exceed national standards. Financial literacy education focuses on interactive and engaged learning through more than 90 educational videos and 400 online activities, exercises and games with financial themes.
- Personal and family management
- Planning, reception and work
- Tax and levy system
- Consumer decision-making and management
- Functions of banks and non-banks, credit and debt
- Saving and investing, simple and compound interest
- Risk management and insurance principles
- Consumer rights, unfair commercial practices,
- Ethical behaviour, corruption and its impact on society
- The impact of the internet, advertising, misleading news and hoaxes
- History and development of money, modern payment methods
Since we teach children already from the age of 8 years as well as the whole families, our courses are tailored in content, language and graphics so that our students learning had fun. In addition to financial knowledge, they will also acquire a positive attitude towards education and money itself.
EFC Plus o.z. operates thanks to financial contributions and grants from public and private entities. It is the people and institutions who wish to have their financial funds used specifically to increase financial literacy in our society in Slovakia and Europe.
Nátalia Antošová - CEO & Founder
"If you too are inspired by the fact that you can directly help people in need through financial education here and now - get in touch with us. Financially educating people reduces the likelihood of decline for our entire society. Together, let's save the future of many children and their parents.
Together, let's give them what no one will ever take away from them - a quality financial education. On behalf of the children, parents and grandparents, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts 💜"
😋 Do you want to join us?
Do you have an idea who we could help with financial literacy or would you like to support our work?
Our IBAN account number:
SK61 5600 0000 0080 9249 2001
SWIFT code: KOMASK2X
Bank name: Prima banka Slovensko a.s
Bank code: 5600