Feb 20, 2019 – After successfully implementing the pilot Cha-Ching Curriculum program in the Regency of Sidoarjo, East Java, Prestasi Junior Indonesia, together with Prudential Indonesia and the Prudence Foundation have expanded engagement to include schools within the Province of DKI Jakarta. to help instill money management Children of 9 and10 years of age are now learning about finance. The initiative was officially launched on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 with the support of JA Asia Pacific, the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia and the Education Authorities of DKI Jakarta. The exciting Cha-Ching Curriculum implementation is targeted to benefit all student at grade three level of every government elementary school in Jakarta. During the first batch of implementation in 2018 the curriculum has been introduced to 14,062 students matriculating in 221 schools and 468 education professionals have been trained. The Cha-Ching Curriculum is planned, over three years, to reach 98,701 students at grade three level in 1,539 schools.
The series of six innovative financial literacy lessons has proven to be extremely highly regarded by the many stakeholders (Dinas Pendidikan, Teachers, students, parents) within the community. The activity and enquiry based nature of each lesson, using a mix of digital and hard copy tools, provided students with a ‘hands-on’ learning experience – a unique experience for most students. Being actively engaged in each lesson means that students are able to learn and retain a comprehensive knowledge for practical application in the future. Providing the means by which young Indonesians are able to achieve an improved understanding of money management at the age of 9 or 10 years is beneficial for the nation as they will be able to apply these basic literacy skills in the future. In doing so, they will be able to manage their money for the benefit of themselves, their families, and their communities.