Saturday, September 10, 2011

save the world: Teach the children to save.

Meet Marisiale Tunoka. He is the ASB Auckland savings bank Getwise presenter. He came to Pt Chevalier School to teach our students how to save money. I sat in one of his sessions with my students, and was highly educated and entertained. Now I need to find some money to save.

Bola Marisiale, which is Hello in Fiji where his ancestors come from.
When i asked him about his job, this is what he said," I teach kids to be good with their money. I help them find ways that are helpful, practical and fun. I have an awesome job!!!"

The kids loved it. He even entertained them with a song. You didn't think a money man is so interesting and funny.

Too much debt has been incurred and that is why the world is in financial trouble. After this, hopefully the kids will save their money and save the world. Perhaps they will go home and teach their parents not to spend beyond their means.


Miss Footloose | Life in the Expat Lane said...

An awesome job he has indeed! Fun and so useful and important. It is truly amazing how many people don't know how to deal with money and therefore don't teach their kids.

A lovely idea is to give kids an allowance and tell them to divide it in three parts: 1 for using, 1 for saving, and 1 for doing/buying something for someone else.

This last one is to teach them also to think of how to help others, or make someone else happy, and for that to become part of their character.

Martha Z said...

My parents learned this less well, coming of age in The Great Depression. Perhaps it required this current financial for a new generation to learn.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

This is really good!! We need it in Sarawak as much as any where else in the world!!

When we kids wanted to buy something nice we always had to keep our ang pow/gifts money away. And we never could ask directly for things.

We have become such a "throw away" civilisation!!