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An Intensive Financial Literacy Training Seminar in English Provided by the Volunteers of US Peace Corps and dComFra Infoday
On November 18, 2019 the second financial literacy training seminar took place in hall of the KrNU Ukrainian-Polish Center of Science, Education and Culture. The seminar was organized for the students of Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University within the framework of the Financial Literacy Seminars in English, a joint project of the United States Government Agency US Peace Corps in Ukraine and the Center for International Activity of our university. As previously reported, the purpose of the seminars consists in the improvement of the financial literacy of Ukrainian youth; the elimination of incorrect or even risky financial decisions; the increase of the overall level of English. This time the training seminar from the US Peace Corps in Ukraine was presented by five volunteers working in different regions of Ukraine:

In the photo from left to right: Sean Crean from Pryluky, Chernihiv region,
Sam Luebbers from Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia region,
Max Kushnir (Kremenchuk), Eric Fein (Ivano-Frankivsk),
Andrii Gladyr (Director of the KrNU Center for International Activity),
Colton Esplin from Hoshcha, Rivne region

During the seminar the students learned about calculating simple and complex interest rates on a loan or deposit, the types of bank loans, and the importance of careful studying the loan agreement before signing it.

As modern financial literacy also requires computer literacy, the dComFra infoday also took place during this meeting. Director of the KrNU Center for International Activity Andrii Gladyr provided information according general situation with computer literacy in Ukraine, highlighted ideas and aims of dComFra project.

At the end of the meeting the students were invited to the following seminar that will be held on November 25 from 15-00 till 16-30 at the KrNU Ukrainian-Polish Center of Science, Education and Culture: 21, vul. Pershotravneva, education building 7, room 7121.

KrNU Center for International Activity

Reference. The international coalition includes six European (Vytautas Magnus University; Carinthia University of Applied Sciences; Pedagogical University of Cracow; University Politechnica of Bucharest; Czech University of Life Sciences; Information Technologies Institute) and nine Ukrainian establishments (Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MESU); Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (TSNUK); Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (KNUCA); National Technical University Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute (NTU "KhPI"); Donetsk National Technical University (DonNTU); Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (ChNU); Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics (KNURE); Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskiy National University (KrNU); Ukrainian association of IT professionals (UAITP).

All the costs related to the project implementation are funded through a grant from the European Union Erasmus+ Program, line 2: Capacity building in Higher Education for the current project Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens, 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2CBHE-SP.

The European Commission`s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.