Kids Finance Initiative

Kids’ Testimonials

I really enjoyed coming to these classes, I just wish school was as much fun

Mariam (Age 9yrs)

I never expected learning to be so much fun, I didn’t want the program to end

Youssef (Age 10 yrs)

These classes taught us stuff we don’t learn in school, like how to budget and why it’s important to save and invest and we also became more aware of how to avoid being sucked into the debt cycle. I”m going to be extremely careful when I get a credit card.

Noora (15 yrs)

It was a well balanced course, there was a lot of learning but we also had time to get to know each other and have a bit of fun with all the team activities and weekly challenges. I would highly recommend this course to other kids who want to learn about money management

Jay (17 yrs)

I felt the 4-week course, entrepreneurship with a twist helped me to collaborate more and not be hesitant to try something new. I saw how a Growth mindset can differ from a fixed mindset, I also realized that decisions are to be made not for your benefit or pleasure but for the community that surrounds you. I feel that I can work with people better than I could before. I also saw a change in my confidence and will to try new things.

Nathan D’Costa (Age 14 yrs)

The Entrepreneurship program was a very special experience I got to share my thoughts freely and openly about topics not generally taught in school. We learnt about a plethora of topics like developing our mindsets, leadership and building grit. I was actually excited to get to class every Saturday. Thank you Ms Marilyn for giving me this opportunity to learn more about becoming successful.

Hussain Fathallah (Age 12 yrs)

Wow! Before this course I was aspiring to be a boss…now I realize why I should be leader instead. And this course helped me changed my mindset from fixed to growth….why was this secret kept away from me for so long?? And I love the fact that all the students were encouraged to share their opinions and thoughts freely …..speaking up in class like that did wonders for my self confidence. The teachers were also fantastic and had such a wonderful way of dealing with us.

Kyra Danielle Singh (Age 11 yrs)

We both enjoyed the course as we were able to develop our mindset and grow in many different aspects. We were also able to learn how to be positive and benefit from the lessons of life. It was a really memorable experience.

Muzoon Musabeh (Age 15 yrs) and Fatima Musabeh(Age 12 yrs)

I loved the program because it was so interactive and taught us real life lessons that we don’t learn about in school. It also had lots of activities that I really enjoyed.

Lauryn Singh (Age 9 yrs)

I really enjoyed the program and learned a about Entrepreneurship. I also enjoyed the educational activities and challenges that gave us a better idea of the topics discussed. This is my third module at KFI and I haven’t forgotten anything I’ve learned. My teacher Ms Manisha is extremely kind, understanding and is good at finding creative learning ideas. Thank you so much for giving me this chance to learn!

Mythili Patel (Age 11 yrs)

During the course I have learned money management skills, which before this course I would had no idea of.In a fun way, the teachers taught me which money mindset I had and how to improve it to fit my lifestyle. We played games on budgeting, learned how to write cheques and read credit card statements.

Kyra Danielle Singh (Age 10)

I enjoyed the course, especially learning about the Stock Market and The different types of investments. I would like to learn more about how the stock market works and the advantages of different investments.

Ron Tablac (Age 12)

My favorite topic was on Budgeting. I really liked the case studies because I was able to put myself n the situation of the different characters and try to create a budget that would help me achieve my financial goals. I would have liked to do more case studies.

Anthea Aires (Age 13)

I liked the course especially the case studies in the Budgeting topic. I am now able to understand the business news when they talk about trading and performance of various stocks in the stock market.

Noe Aires (Age 11)

I liked learning about wants and needs, and how they are different. I also liked learning about the many emotions we may have because of money.

Prithvee Rajkumar (Age 10)

My best topic was the money mindsets. I will try to be a bullet train.

John Rommel Talavera (Age 9)

I enjoyed learning about budgeting, money mindsets and wants and needs.

Zach Mathias (Age 8)

I enjoyed the budget activity where I could choose how to spend and save money. I liked the games we played during the breaks.

Tareq Ashraf Mahran (Age 8)

I enjoyed the format of the class being discussion based, summarised with a short video and mainly learning each topic without having to read up about it before hand. I also enjoyed the personal life examples and experiences given by the educator.

Eisa Hussain (Age 13)

The budget lesson was my favourite as it needed us to apply our knowledge in “real life” scenarios for the case study.

Ava Warren and Lara Begley (Age 13)

Module 1 has taught me how to set and achieve goals and how to spend and save money. We enjoyed that the course was learning through group discussion.

Spencer and Joshua Raey ( Age 9)

The course was great as it involved working together on some exercises and we all got to participate. My favourite topic was on budgeting.

Salma Elnawawy (Age 9)

I have learnt how to spend more wisely and how to budget too. I enjoyed the whole course and I wish I had Ms Manisha for all my school subjects.

Ayman Rahmany (Age 10)

I enjoyed learning about the different money mindsets. Each lesson had fun activities too.

Mythili Patel (age 9)

My educator was always helpful. I liked learning about setting goals, discussing how money & emotions are linked and how to manage my money. I was able to talk about each topic with my older brother who has his own business.

Luciana Cuellar (age 10)

I enjoyed learning about the different money mindsets. I also liked the fun and educational videos.

Agatha Savelieva (Age 9)

The games in the spending and budgeting lessons were great as it made these concepts more real life as we realised how it is not always easy to choose where and how to spend money.

Ty Stevens (Age 10)

I liked all lessons as they were taught and explained well, especially budgeting as this was a new concept for me.

Samaira Mukherjee (Age 10)

The videos were a great way of learning through fun. My teacher took to the time to ensure that each of us students understood all concepts before moving on.

Sarah Fernandes (Age 10)

I liked that the lessons were mainly discussion based. Many new concepts were learnt, namely compound interest vs simple interest, wants vs needs and the link between money and emotions. I am going to now try to spend, save and share my pocket money.

Ayan Merchant (Age 13)

This course has taught me many things like the importance of living within your means, the relationship between money and emotions and the concept of interest. Also I now know how to budget my pocket money better as before I would just spend it. Most importantly I realise that not everything has to do with money especially when you learn how to manage it.

Seif Amr Sonbol (Age 13)

I especially enjoyed learning about the different types of investments and about the stock market.

Ameen Niaz (Age 13)

The course was very educational yet fun, it taught me a lot and I’d definitely recommend it.

Rhea Raj (Age 14)

I especially enjoyed the budgeting lesson which included a case study where we had to assess how different people had to budget their money to achieve their goals.

Shujoon Nazim (Age 12)

This is a very fun and interesting course to join because it helps you understand the importance of saving money. This course also teaches you how to plan a goal and how to spend your money wisely.

Salama Binshebib (Age 10)

This course was the best course ever. The teacher and new people I met were the best.

Hussein Fathalla (Age 11)

I wasn’t a very good saver but this course taught me how to save and spend wisely. It also taught me about setting goals. I like this course because it is fun!

Leena Souja (Age 9)

My parents had stopped giving me pocket money because they felt I was using it carelessly, but now after the attending classes, I was able to prove to them that I could be responsible and now they’ve restarted my allowance.

Fatma Al Falasi (Age 11)

Learning about money changed my life. And I’m excited about teaching it to others so it can change theirs too.

Rayan Ibrahim (Age 10)

I loved learning how to budget because it taught me how to make choices about my lifestyle.

Kyra Singh (Age 10)

Learning about the different money mindsets was really fun, I want to have a bullet train mindset when I grow up.

Lauryn Singh (Age 8)

I enjoy these classes because we get to share our ideas on various financial topics like saving, spending & investing. I also learned how important it is to budget for my future needs.

Louisa Mlay (Age 12)