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Turning 13 year olds into Savvy Entrepreneurs & Investors

03-25-2008 07:41 PM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: MONEY TREE ASIA PACIFIC LIMITED

A Group of school students edged Varsity students at a business challenge organised by AIESEC Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The younger students , aged between 13-17, presented an online business idea which had captured the attention of judges

A Group of school students edged Varsity students at a business challenge organised by AIESEC Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The younger students , aged between 13-17, presented an online business idea which had captured the attention of judges

Kuala Lumpur, 24 March 2008 - Competency in managing one’s personal finances is a subject much talked about today. As credit card debts in this country escalates to an alarming double digits in billions , this topic has gained much attention.
One company , My MONEY TREE Sendirian Berhad, believes it may have a long term solution. Over the past 10 months, its Money Tree Programme, has exposed hundreds of school children to financial issues such the impact of inflation through more complex topics like futures and commodities.
The programme offers 3 levels of curriculum – Junior, Apprentice and Entrepreneur- boasts of a complete hands on simultaion comprising proprietary currency, credit cards, banking system and stock market sessions. Highly interactive lessons are taught with the ad of hand held response systems and animated news movie clips to add to the fun factor.
The key to the this programme is it’s effective learning model through various interactive scenarios and a simulated ‘mini economy’ in which earning, spending, saving and investing are part of the syllabus.
Last week, two teams of secondary students aged between 12- 17 edged other teams comprising varsity students at a Business Game organised by AIESEC Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, to be placed among the TOP 5 teams. Both teams were trained under the Money Tree program. A total of 27 teams participated in the event named "Entrepreneur & Youth : A Learning Network".
Recognising both the need for such programmes and the comprehensive coverage of the MONEYTREE Programme, OPEN UNIVERSITY of MALAYSIA (OUM) – School of Lifelong Learning has agreed to award certifications to participants of the programme . These certifcates would ultimately form part of the required course work for some programmes offered by OUM.
As part of its programme, Money Tree is offering graduates from its Entrepreneur programme, an opportunity to receiving financing for their business ideas. Students, who may still be in their teens would be trained and nurtured into developing businesses, under the supervision of appointed experts

Moneytree Sdn. Bhd. under license from Moneytree Asia Pacific Limited.
My Moneytree Sdn. Bhd.
E-11-13A, Amcorp Business Tower,
No. 18 Persiaran Barat, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03 79544514 Fax: 03 79540128
Website: www.mymoneytree.cc Email: mike@moneytreeacademy.com

The MONEYTREE programme is a proprietary programme developed by My Moneytree Sdn. Bhd. with license from Moneytree Asia Pacific Limited. The objective of the programme is to provide a high standard of financial education that meets the needs of all their learners.2. MONEYTREE is currently being conducted in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong with more centres opening soon in Brunei and Indonesia..

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