Thanks Carles for sharing your great idea. I am just wondering why finance cannot be included as a subject at schools. I believe some Australian schools started teaching financial literacy in their curriculum. This could be a cheaper and more sustainable option than bringing people from the banking industry to teach students. Also with all the previous corruptions in the financial sector in the US, how much does the world trust banking executives today? However this could be different in Europe so I am happy to hear more about your progress and the feedback from the European schools.
Hi Irena, thank you for sharing your ideas. I was not aware of the severity of this issue. However, like Shane mentioned, I fully support the idea of microfinance. A great example is Grameen Bank which is a Nobel peace prize-winning microfinance organisation that provides small loans to poor families to start a small business without requiring any security in return. http://www.grameen.com/ I believe this idea helps families keep their children rather than sell them or put them in orphanages. Also the main thing is to understand where the money goes and how it is used. if only 5% reaches the orphanage then that's a big issue. A possible solution would be to send the money directly to the families or sponsor a child while living in that family. There is also a need to increase awareness & educate the families, volunteers etc of the damaging impact on the innocent children and society. I look forward to hearing more from you.