In 2017, together with ING for Children Foundation we partnered in the Entrepreneurial Youth programme.
The programme is practical and innovative education which enables participants to use economic issues in concrete activities. As part of the project, students solve economy and entrepreneurship tasks on a dedicated online platform, after which they carry out their own project with the assistance of teachers and mentors. The programme helps them to understand, among others. how to manage their own funds, it teaches them how to save and shows selected banking services, etc.
Young people also learn to make own investments, dispose and manage limited finances and analyse risk. This translates into development of such skills as creativity, innovativeness, risk taking, planning and efficient delivery of projects.
The programme has been successfully run by the Center for Citizenship Education for 9 years; since mid-November 2017, ING has been engaged in it. ING for Children Foundation is, as part of cooperation, inter alia, the author of the idea of the new programme concept and new educational forms as well as provides subject-related support. The Bank, in turn, furnishes knowledge, experience and financing. Marcin Giżycki, Vice-President of the Management Board of ING Bank Śląski S.A., has become the patron of the programme.
In 2017, 130 teams from 66 schools, that is 610 students in total, enrolled for the programme.