Financial education for girls
In alignment with Credit Suisse’s core business and Financial Inclusion Initiative, the Financial Education for Girls programme aims to ensure that:
- over 100,000 girls receive financial education through life skills programmes
- girls have increased self-confidence and agency over their future choices
- the agenda for educating girls is supported more strongly by families, communities and authorities at the local and national level.
Watch this video to hear from Mariana, 14, who tells us about her experience of our programme in Brazil.
Karoline is 15 years old and lives in rural northeast Brazil. She is a peer educator for the Financial Education for Girls programme at her school, where she delivers the curriculum to her fellow students.
As part of the programme, Karoline started her own enterprise to make and sell coxinha, a traditional Brazilian chicken pastry. She received support to purchase the ingredients and packaging material before making and selling her coxinhas in school and at an organised fair.
Karoline also used her leadership and arithmetic skills to help her classmates complete budgets for their own enterprises. The experience helped her learn about business planning, market research, budgeting and marketing – and become more confident about her future.
Coronavirus has had a devastating impact in Brazil, one of the worst-affected countries in the world. With schools closed due to the pandemic, Financial Education for Girls is using digital platforms to keep peer educators and students engaged, connected and protected.
WhatsApp groups were created to help staff in Codó, São Luis and Teresina deliver content and set tasks, while also enabling peer educators to stay in touch with, and learn from, each other. Watch the film to hear from Bia, Gleyce and Gloria, who were invited to discuss their experiences of lockdown learning and their hopes for a post-pandemic future.
Celebrating 10 years of partnership
Over 10 years of partnership, thanks to Credit Suisse’s support, we’ve ensured over 242,600 children have access to a better quality education. Together, we can achieve more.
Hear from Plan International and Credit Suisse’s other partners in this video about the difference a decade of commitment can make for communities all around the world.