Roberto Nicastro (UniCredit Group Deputy CEO), in collaboration with three Italian Consumer Associations, launched the "Earning our future" Project in 70 classrooms of higher learning in Italian schools.
For the first time, with the support of both the Italian Economic Development Ministry and the Youth Ministry, UniCredit Group employees (from UniCredit
Banca, UniCredit Banca di Roma and Banco di Sicilia), together with Consumer Association experts (from Adiconsum, Federconsumatori and Movimento
Difesa del Cittadino), will offer lessons to 17 year old students in Italy with a fun and innovative approach.
The Corporate Sustainability Unit developed the "Earning our future" Project within the activities defined by the Memorandum of Understanding signed,
in 2008, by the UniCredit Group and Consumer Associations in Italy.
"The actual crisis - according to Roberto Nicastro, deputy CEO of the UniCredit Group - has increased the risks for families and young people, who
represent the most vulnerable and weak clusters. We developed the project "Earning our future" to satisfy the need for greater financial/banking knowledge
starting from adolescence".
In fact, the Project's goal is to improve the knowledge of young students on the:
• running of a bank,
• concept and reasons for "over- indebtedness",
• main banking products for young customers such as credit cards, debt cards, etc.
Moreover, classes will be given the opportunity to enter a national competition, creating posters containing a list of practical suggestions to help prevent
over-indebtedness for other schools in the territory.
Finally, the Project will provide students with the opportunity to receive banking education at home by playing the "Independence
Game", available at the UniCredit Group and Consumer Association websites or by clicking on the following link:
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