In the month of Financial Education, on 25 October 2021, Penso a Te APS was invited to participate in the event WOMEN AND ECONOMIC VIOLENCE: Preventing and Fighting it with Financial Education. The meeting was organised by the University of Parma with the patronage of the Municipality of Parma, the National Association of Financial Consultants (ANASF) and the Association of Teachers of Economics of Intermediaries and Financial Markets and Corporate Finance (Adeimf) .

Penso a Te APS presented the SELF-Manage course and its role in the prevention of economic abuse. The core value of the course lies in its promotion of the participants’ self-esteem and self-awareness. As a result of the course, the women are better equipped to understand what needs to be done to make concrete changes to their lives thanks to the psychological and practical support of a lively community of learning.

Both the representatives of the Bank of Italy, Marilisa Guida and Cristiana Rampazzi, and Annamaria Lusardi, leader and spokesperson of the Committee for the planning and coordination of financial education activities, stressed how self-confidence is essential to allow women to reach psychological and economic independence. The SELF-Manage course of Penso a Te APS stands out from the other programs thanks to its path towards building a community. Participants make their personal and financial ‘journey’ as part of a group built on trust, exchange and mutual support.

Manuela Prandini, the president of Penso a Te APS, presents at the event
WOMEN AND ECONOMIC VIOLENCE held at the University of Parma

A woman’s best protection is a little money of her own (C. B. Luce, American author and US ambassador)


After two successful standard training courses in Personal Well-being and Financial Education to empower migrant women, promote self-awareness and socio-financial inclusion, Penso a Te APS has launched its first training course for trainers. Six Filippino women, who had taken the standard course by Penso a Te APS, are now the first trainees. They are honing their skills to be able to return to their communities and lead courses. More details about the Training of Trainers course can be found in this article by Dittz Centeno De Jesus, journalist and founding member of Penso a Te APS and one of the trainees

The first day in the Training of Trainers course by Penso a Te APS


Congratulations to the first graduates of the Standard course by Penso a Te! Although the ceremony for the first 12 Filipino women that completed the course in February 2021 was held virtually, the excitement was no less contagious.

On June 19, 2021, a second group of 9 Filipino women graduated after successfully finishing the course between March and June. Finally, with the extraordinary participation of the first graduates, it was possible to celebrate all participants. Respecting Covid anti-contagion security protocols and equipped with green pass, our graduates shared smiles, applause, songs and dances. As a gift, they received a coin-counting piggy bank with a digital display as a symbol of the steps required to finance their first savings projects.

The first group of graduates from the Penso a Te Standard course with their certificates and piggy banks
President and Vice-Presidente of Penso a Te rejoice with a graduate from the second batch

Penso a Te APS goes International !! πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

Penso a Te APS has participated to the 2nd International Conference on Governance & Development held online on 23-25th March 2021 organized by the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), in spite of the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

The president, Dr Manuela Prandini πŸ§‘πŸΌβ€πŸŽ“ presented πŸ§‘πŸΌβ€πŸŽ“ the methodology and the evaluation of our first 2020-2021 Standard course in Italy for a group of 12 Filipinas working in Italy. The paper titled: “The effectiveness of Hybrid Micro-Learning for Personal Financial Education of Filipino Women Migrants in Italy”, was delivered through video.

We stand tall and proud of the achievement of our Association. Kudos to our president! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

The presentation was very well received, and for those interested, the full conference presentation can be viewed here.

Two groups of women, who have completed the first Standard Course meet experts in personal finance on Facebook

Meeting the experts is one of the conclusive steps of the Standard course by Penso a Te APS, a micro-learning course in Personal Well-being and Management of Personal Finance .

The pioneering groups, the Pacesetters from Bologna and the Lighthouse from Genoa, will meet Italian and Filipino experts in personal finance.

New members of the association will meet and discuss virtually on Facebook about some of the most complex topics dealt during the Penso a Te APS micro-learning course, such as investments, insurance policies and mortgages for property ownership in Italy.

We are looking forward to this exchange on personal and financial management issues that matter to all women, especially the large community of Filipinas working relentlessly as domestic workers in Italian families and offering their essential caring services with children and the elderly.