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.
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
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 president, Dr Manuela Prandini 🧑🏼🎓 presented 🧑🏼🎓 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! 👏👏👏👏👏
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.
The president Manuela Prandini, aka Tita Mary has been awarded with the best PhD dissertation and academic excellence for the academic year 2019/2020 by the Department of Public Affairs & Development, University of the Philippines Los Banos during the graduation ceremony on 30.01.2021.