As promised in the Minor Grants thread, this is my proposal to the Zcash community.
Uang di Masa Depan: A Personal Finance Course for Under-privileged Youth
We will offer a course on financial literacy for students facing economic challenges who are in high school or college in Indonesia. Our target group is students who have interrupted their education before and are now resuming their studies.
The aim of this program is to prepare them for their future by teaching them relevant skills. They will learn how to make wise financial choices, manage their money well, plan ahead for their financial goals, and the future of money.
Students will learn the following topics:
- Understanding basic financial concepts and terminology such as earnings, budgeting, and investing.
- Learning how to manage a budget and make smart financial decisions including choosing a bank and taking out a loan.
- Exploring financial aid and scholarship opportunities to support education and career goals.
- Planning for life goals such as university, career planning, buying a house, and retirement.
- Discovering the future of money with a focus on Zcash.
We will host four biweekly meetups for the course at a venue suitable for learning. To ensure personalized attention and optimal learning, we will limit the number of students to a small group of 10-20 participants. The students will receive a stipend to apply their learning and also to cover their food and transportation expenses.
$5000 to cover expenses such as venue rental, teaching materials, mentor compensation, student stipends, and program reporting.
To measure the effectiveness of our program, we will ask students to complete surveys on their knowledge and experience before and after the program. We will report our progress and outcomes to the Zcash community in this forum post and share our teaching materials, learnings, successes, challenges, and recommendations for future similar initiatives.
Tokidoki is a software engineer from Indonesia. He has mentored hundreds of junior developers at a coding bootcamp and is involved in ZecHub, the education hub for Zcash.
Sisupik is an education enthusiast from Indonesia. He currently leads a non-formal education institution for homeschooling and school dropouts.
: As part of this course, students will view the Future Money video from Zcash Media. We have contacted Zcash Media to include their questions in the student survey.