Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Honors Project

University Scholars Director

Dr. Jeff Keuss

First Reader

Dr. Kenman Wong

Second Reader

Dr. Geri Mason

Keywords

financial literacy, Uganda Orphans Fund

Abstract

This project consists of a basic money management and business skills curriculum that is intended for students aged 16-20 at the Uganda Orphans Fund (UOF) and has been developed with Uganda’s unique culture specifically in mind. The curriculum aims to equip the young adults at UOF for a successful life, both financially and vocationally, once they leave the orphanage. Currently, the students are equipped with neither personal money management nor basic business skills. With the addition of financial and business comprehension to UOFs current curriculum, students will be provided the students with the ability to make responsible financial and business decisions, removing one barrier to reaching a higher quality of life. The curriculum was developed through a study of development-focused financial curriculums, firsthand instruction and personally experiencing Uganda’s culture while spending time at UOF. The curriculum is specifically presented in such a way that it conforms to a Ugandan educational style rather than a Western style.

Comments

A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Scholars Program.

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