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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, 16 March, Swedbank signed a cooperation agreement with the State Education Content Centre for the integration of economic education matters in the general and vocational education process.

This agreement provides for cooperation between the bank and the state in order to improve teachers’ and students’ understanding of matters associated with economic development and application of skills and knowledge in everyday life. Cooperation between both sides is the first step in the ‘Dzīvei gatavs!’ BNN was told by the bank’s representative.

Swedbank explains that this programme came to be as a result of work by the bank’s experts and Mission Possible foundation. This programme will help teachers expand educational content by inviting Swedbank guest speakers to help better explain practical examples from the financial field.

A revolution of sorts is taking place in Latvia at the moment – Education and Science Ministry is actively working on new education content to realize a competent approach in education. Swedbank wishes to contribute to improvement of the education system, notes Swedbank manager in Latvia Reinis Rubenis.

The Dzīvei gatavs! programme includes new content for mathematics, economics, English language, informatics and home-room teaching classes. This programme will be realized across all of Latvia. The programme for 11th graders offers a look at different financial professions and helps develop different 21st century skills, including financial literacy, leadership, cooperation skills, communication skills, critical thinking, ability to apply the acquired knowledge in different situations. Swedbank experts have already spent 455 teaching hours within the education programme this school year, BNN was informed by the bank’s representatives.

VISC manager Guntars Catlaks: «Knowledge and skills in financial matters and other associated fields helps form a person’s personality and behaviour. Assessment of financial situations, control of expenses, responsible planning of savings form help a person make the first steps towards proper management of personal finances.»

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