As part of their long-standing collaboration, PwC and Junior Achievement are launching this year, on a pilot basis, a new programme entitled Our Community. This interactive programme, addressed to primary school third-graders, will be implemented during April and May in a total of 19 classrooms in 11 different schools across Cyprus.
Through practical and interactive activities conducted in the classroom, the programme introduces students to how people can benefit from contributing to the prosperity of a community.
The students will learn the concept of career as well as how each profession can contribute to the functioning of a community. The programme’s objectives include an understanding of concepts such as product manufacturing, innovation, sustainability, taxes, government, acquisition of skills, but also decision-making.
Our Community consists of five 40-minute lessons taught online by 24 PwC volunteers, with additional activities for extended learning provided under each module.
“If we want to look to the future with optimism, we must equip our children and youth both with knowledge and the necessary skills that will enable them to become active citizens who will shape tomorrow. I am very proud that our people are embracing initiatives of this kind and are contributing, on a voluntary basis, towards strengthening education, entrepreneurship and our society in general,” said PwC Cyprus CEO Evgenios Evgeniou, speaking about the organisation’s new initiative.