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Gaming with a purpose – financial literacy


Okay, so one thing is clear: Youth are hooked on technology. Computers, smartphones, tablets, social media, video games… the list goes on, the Huffington Post reports. Mostly this connection is talked about with concern. ‘Should our children be spending so much time…?’ or ‘How does technology affect our youngsters?’. And this concern is of course something that always should be taken into account for this subject. We also want to raise a question from another angle: ‘Could youth’s hook on technology be used for a purpose?’ One of the goals of the Child and Youth Finance Movement is to ensure financial, social, and livelihood education for 100 million children and young people in 100 countries by 2015. And why do we want to do this, you might ask? Well, although the trend of education has been very positive (Girls and boys in developing countries are enrolling in secondary school in greater numbers than ever before), less than 1% of the worlds 2.2 billion children have access to financial education…

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