Thailand – Supporting financial education in schools

In Thailand, over 50 Prudential volunteers worked with schoolchildren to develop their financial knowledge.

Over three years, 4,500 girls and boys from eight schools in Chiang Mai Province have learnt about finance and enterprise through setting up school and environmental banks, including garbage banks, fertiliser banks and tree banks.

Volunteers also led workshops to promote awareness of disaster risk reduction in participating schools, with students having the opportunity to develop emergency response plans for their own communities.

Sarawin Jumniankal, a Prudential volunteer, said: ‘I was impressed with the children and community members. They put a lot of effort into improving the school. The children are fast learners. They have learnt a lot about what to do before, during and after a disaster and are able to pass on what they have learnt to others.’

4,500 young people benefit from school banking project