Pru Life UK, Cha-Ching broaden financial literacy reach in 2015 with new partners, two-day world tour

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Photo 1(Second from right) Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Belle Tiongco and (rightmost) Senior Manager for Brand Activation and Community Relations Gizelle Camua in a symbolic turnover of a Cha-Ching money box to (second from left) Mary Help of Christians School Principal Sr. Josephine Garza, FMA and Academic Coordinator Gladys P. Bustos.

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Photo 2(From left) Pru Life UK Senior Manager for Brand Activation and Community Relations Gizelle Camua and Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, Inc. CEO Rowie Matti during the signing of the partnership agreement to incorporate Cha-Ching as an added-value program for Galileo’s 2015 summer learning offerings.

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British life insurer Pru Life UK welcomed the new year with an expanded partner school roster for its landmark Cha-Ching Financial Literacy for the Youth Program as Mary Help of Christians School in Canlubang, Laguna has signed on to integrate Cha-Ching lessons in its grades 2 and 3 curricula for the academic year 2015-2016 – rounding up Cha-Ching’s partner school count to 55.

In addition, the Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, Inc. has also adopted Cha-Ching for its 2015 summer program offerings. Cha-Ching will be taught in all 31 Galileo centers across the country as an added-value program for students aged seven to 12 enrolled in its Math, English, or Singapore Math programs. Galileo is the first enrichment learning program partner of Cha-Ching.

Cha-Ching also jumpstarted 2015 with a two-day Cha-Ching World Tour at partner school Xavier School in San Juan. Over 900 students from grades 1, 2, and 3 actively participated in discussions and games, which further instilled in them the money-smart values of earning, saving, smart spending, and donating in a fun and engaging environment. The Cha-Ching World Tour is an interactive learning school event that allows kids to have direct and supervised exposure to the Cha-Ching musical edutainment program and its non-TV platforms.

Cha-Ching is the first multi-country, multi-platform program that aims to help parents in Asia build money-smart values for children aged seven to 12 through introducing four money smarts – earn, save, spend, and donate. It was launched in Hong Kong in 2011 by Prudential Corporation Asia, the regional headquarters of Pru Life UK.

The Philippines became the first country to integrate Cha-Ching in the grade school curriculum following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Education (DepEd) in April 2012 for the integration of the Cha-Ching Financial Literacy for the Youth Program in the grade 2 curriculum.

Piloting in Upper Bicutan Elementary School in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Tagaytay Central School in the Southern Tagalog Region for academic year 2012-2013 through DepEd’s Adopt-A-School program, the implementation has expanded its coverage to a total of 30 public schools in NCR, Northern and Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao for academic year 2014-2015. Cha-Ching is likewise concurrently being integrated in the syllabi of 25 partner private educational institutions.

Established in 1996, Pru Life UK is a subsidiary of British financial services giant Prudential plc. Pru Life UK is the pioneer and current market leader of unit-linked or investment-linked life insurance products, and is one of the first life insurance companies approved to market US dollar-denominated unit-linked policies in the country. Pru Life UK is a life insurance company and is not engaged in the business of selling pre-need plans.

Prudential plc is a United Kingdom-registered company. Its regional headquarters, Prudential Corporation Asia, is based in Hong Kong.Pru Life UK and Prudential plc are not affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc. (a US-registered company), Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company, Prudentialife Plans, Inc. or Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. (all Philippine-registered companies).

For more information: www.prulifeuk.com.ph

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