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Around 30 000 new entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Since 2014, the Scotiabank Group (Scotiabank, Crediscotia and Profuturo) and Plan International Peru are developing the “Training the entrepreneurs of tomorrow” (“Formando emprendedores del mañana”) project, which aims at building and strengthening the financial and entrepreneurship education capacities of children and young people in Puente Piedra and Ventanilla, by promoting thrift and entrepreneurship.

In only 3 years, around 30 000 girls and boys have benefited from this project. Thanks to the support of the Scotiabank Group, volunteers and local governments, 24 educational institutions have included entrepreneurship education in their pedagogical programs and more than 700 teachers have been trained in economics, social and financial teaching methods. 

Some of the subjects taught are, among others: developing a business plan, the consumers’ rights or the knowledge of the financial system. Moreover, with the creation of entrepreneurs clubs, 18 schools have been able to receive the funds to implement their own business plan.

“These courses were extremely interesting. We had the opportunity to understand better what entrepreneurship means. We learned a lot of things, such as perseverance that will be useful for our business plan, but also for our lives.” says Sergio, one participant of the entrepreneurial skills workshop. 

Promoting financial and entrepreneurship education for girls and boys is essential to ensuring an adult population that will in future be able to take effective decisions and to be responsible for their own actions. 

Click here to watch the video of the project (in Spanish).