Muntinlupa ALS Students Learn Fin Lit
22 March 2016
On March 14-17, 2016, more than 400 students of Muntinlupa Alternative Learning System (ALS) participated in one-day seminars on financial literacy organized by PTC-CSJ Foundation in partnership with Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI).
The topics included financial life stages, budgeting made easy, creating a savings plan, emotions that prevent personal financial success, debt management and insurance 101.
SEDPI’s training team, led by its Chairman and CEO, Vince Rapisura, focused on basic financial management concepts and applied these to the actual situations of participants.
With majority of the trainees already earning some income either from formal or informal sources, they found the financial literacy seminars both helpful and practical to their current conditions.
ALS is a parallel learning system in the Philippines that provides a practical option to the existing formal instruction, whereby those who do not have or cannot access formal education in schools can enroll in ALS as an alternative or substitute. ALS includes both non-formal and informal sources of knowledge and skills. (Source: Department of Education)
Financial literacy is one of the main program thrusts of the Foundation.
SEDPI has been the Foundation’s partner for financial literacy since 2012.