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I extend my deepest appreciation to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and its partners for entrusting to the Department of Education the task of integrating in the elementary curriculum lessons on financial literacy. Indeed, there is a need to instill among our school children the values of pagkamasinop, pagkamatipid and pagkakaisa, and to help them develop the habit of pag-iimpok and proper money management as a means to ensure their good future. Likewise, at an early age, our school children should acquire the values of pagkamaabilidad or pagkamalikhain and skills in pag-eentreprenur so that they can be productive citizens of the country. To make certain that all these relevant values and lessons on financial literacy are covered, the DepEd’s Curriculum Development Division of the Bureau of Elementary Education has integrated them in three learning areas: Edukasyong Pagpapakatao, Sibika at Kultura I – III and Heograpiya, Kasaysayan at Sibika IV – VI and Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan. No doubt the Teaching Guide on Financial Literacy in these three subjects will help and guide our teachers in inculcating the values needed to develop the habit of saving among our school children thus, contributing to the development of our nation’s economy. Congratulations to everyone involved in this project and Mabuhay!
JESLI A. LAPUS
Secretary Department of Education
On behalf of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) I thank the Department of Education under the leadership of Secretary Jesli A. Lapus and our other partner organizations for the development and dissemination of teaching guides on saving and money management. Now, we are on track to institutionalize the integration of these basic financial lessons in the elementary grades curriculum. BSP pursued the integration of these lessons as a positive response to the result of a survey which indicated that only less than 5% of our youth regularly save money. We believe that saving as a habit can best be developed among schoolchildren who also wield influence in their homes and communities. An important component of this program is the commitment of our public school teachers to undertake the challenge to teach saving and money management to elementary pupils. With the teachers of Edukasyong Pagpapakatao (EP), Sibika at Kultura and Heograpiya, Kasaysayan at Sibika (SK and HEKASI), and Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP) at the forefront of this effort, we are confident that our youth will develop the habit and the discipline to save and invest regularly for their future. We therefore thank all our teachers, principals and supervisors on whose shoulders depend the success of this undertaking. We also acknowledge the support of the Curriculum Development Division of the Bureau of Elementary Education, as well as the lesson exemplar writers, tryout teachers, supervisors, and principals from different school divisions who were involved in the development, pilot testing, validation and finalization of the teaching guides. Together, let us continue to nurture a new generation of...