Financial literacy is a crucial skill that empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their money and achieve their financial goals. However, young women, especially those classified as NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training), often face unique financial challenges and may struggle to access financial education and resources. This is where the FinanciaLit4Women project comes in.
Within this context the FinanciaLit4Women consortium has completed the development of its 1st deliverable, a combined financial literacy curriculum and handbook specifically tailored to the needs of NEET women. This innovative curriculum and handbook aim to:
- Develop the necessary skills and competencies of NEET women so that they can better understand various financial concepts
- Help NEET women recognize financial risks and opportunities
- Support them in making appropriate financial decisions
- Strengthen their confidence in financial matters and enhance their equal participation in modern society and civic life.
The curriculum/handbook is based on a needs assessment for NEET women on financial literacy issues and it also comes with a series of games, including a digital game available at: (https://financialit4women-digital-game.eu/login.php), a mobile app available at (https://finlit4women.eu/mobile-game/), a role-playing handbook available at (https://digital-social-entrepreneurs.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/FL4W-Roleplaying-Handbook-V4.pdf) and a board game available at (https://finlit4women.eu/outputs/) that are targeting NEET women. These games provide an interactive and engaging way for NEET women to learn about financial literacy. The curriculum – handbook is available for download in four different languages: English, Estonian, French and Greek. The English version can be downloaded found: (https://finlit4women.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/E-book_English-1_compressed-1.pdf)
Overall, the FinanciaLit4Women project represents a significant innovation in addressing the financial literacy needs of young NEET women. By providing tailored education and resources, mentorship and support, and collaborating with community organizations and government agencies, this project is helping NEET women take control of their finances, achieve financial stability, and participate fully in the economy.