02 Nov Growing Outstanding Trading Skills
Growing Outstanding Trading Skills
Do you want to be a millionaire?
Well, if you are at Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS), you could be taking the first step, if not to millions, then to financial freedom.
Under GOTS’ FinancialSmart programme, scholars are given the tools to be financially independent.
From opening a banking account to understanding net worth and tips on how to invest in the stock and property markets, the financial literacy programme aims to develop savvy entrepreneurs by complementing academic achievement.
FinancialSmart revolves around increasing financial awareness among youth and getting parents to play an active role in the process.
“Usually, children as young as six are taught the value of money and the importance of saving,” says Chris Lee, Academy Manager at MoneyTree Academy Kota Kemuning.
“This is done via a learn-through-play approach that includes play money, fun activities, simulation and quick quizzes.”
GOTS is partnering MoneyTree to develop the programme and coaches at GOTS have already started FinancialSmart ahead of the secondary school’s opening in January.
There are three stages in the programme, each comprising three levels – basic (ages 6-8), junior (9-12) and apprentice (13-17).
Lee says “fast track” lessons which cover the basic levels will be introduced at the beginning of the year to ensure students are well-equipped to follow the programme.
“For GOTS secondary, we will adjust the lessons as students need to know the basics before we delve into the harder topics such as stock investment, buying property and reading financial reports.
“Besides teaching about investments, the programme will deal with the different kinds of banking systems and also how to start a business.
“It is quite comprehensive and will do a child a world of good,” says Lee.
To learn more about GOTS and its FinancialSmart programme, log on to www.gots.edu.my/