Comenius-EduMedia-Award 2021: Double award for ManoMoneta
July 06, 2021 // Yesterday, the 26th Comenius Awards, one of the most important European awards for outstanding digital educational media, took place in Berlin. This year, the expert jury of scientists and educational practitioners looked at and decided on a total of almost 200 educational media from 8 European countries. To our great delight, ManoMoneta not only received the Comenius seal for didactic and media quality in the category of school education, but also one of the coveted EduMedia medals for particularly outstanding teaching products.
The double award is a huge honor for us, because the Comenius Award is completely independent and confirms that we are doing exactly the right thing with ManoMoneta. We had to pinch ourselves first, and we're mighty proud!
ManoMoneta as partner of schools
February 09, 2021 // We are happy to announce that we have reached over 5.500 pupils in the first months with our initiative. We are excited about the great feedback we received so far. Nonetheless, this is only the start and since then we have been able to roll-out further modules.
With the new modules we increase our digital offerings. This is even more important since schools are closed from January in Germany due to the coronavirus. Especially in this demanding times we want to walk our talk and be a partner for schools. Thus, we are also offering live distance teaching together with our education partner. Therefore we are using the studio of our partner to achieve interesting and interactive lessons. The first two lessons were very successful and the next appointments are already set.
ManoMoneta is live
October 29, 2020 // We are happy to announce that the roll-out of our first initiative in Germany has been started. We are aware that we are still living in extraordinary times due to the coronavirus. Nevertheless, this crisis teaches us all the importance of financial literacy. No matter, if we are investing in stocks oder suffering from losing our job. Next to health these economical and financial topcis were dominating the media. One outcome is that there are big parts of our society lack financial literacy neither have enough financial reserves for bad times. We want to make the next generation with financial literacy more resistent against while teaching them to have their current budget in their mind as well as to take precaution for the future.
We are convinced that this crisis is a catalyser for modern education programms, such as ManoMoneta which we developed with experts of the educational business and is connected to German curricula. On this basis ManoMoneta is a support for teachers who rely on more material that they can use in presence as well as digital lessons and can be suited to their individual needs. Our ManoMoneta finance box allows all that.
We are excited that the first finance boxes are already on the way to interested schools. But this is only the start. With the feedback of the teachers and children we want to further develop our programme. Also, we are thinking about the first adoption to another country.
We keep you updated. Stay healthy!
#stayathome with ManoMoneta
March 23, 2020 // There’s probably never a good time for a coronavirus crisis, but for us, the creators of the finlit foundation, the fact that the outbreak occurred during the company’s start-up phase and first initiative was particularly discouraging. On March 1 we resigned from our previous jobs at EOS and switched to full-time roles at the finlit foundation. Our aim is to encourage and improve financial literacy in children aged 9 to 13 through out first German initiative “ManoMoneta”, which provides teaching materials for educators, for example. Now it was supposed to be time to really get the ball rolling, by establishing a teacher network, attending educational congresses, developing materials and testing the program in schools. We had big plans, before like many others, we were thwarted by the coronavirus crisis. It wasn’t just us switching to working from home; our target group, i.e. teachers, school principals and pupils, as well as educational partners, also had to go into lockdown. In Germany, elementary and high school students have to stay at home from mid-March, and their schools are very busy trying to set up home schooling for their students. Still, we’re going to stick to our plan and after the summer vacation we will start with our first initiative in German schools. Until then we are working from home, trying to build up our network with teachers and continuing to develop our multimedia teaching materials, finance game and workbooks. Nonetheless, we stay positive and have a little surprise.
ManoMoneta@home is our option for parents who want to try out a very small part of our teaching program with their kids at home. In fact the material came about as a result of an idea that we had to help out our colleagues in EOS and the Otto Group and cheer them up. We are aware that working from home and trying to provide home schooling can be a challenging situation.
Try it out now!
For you and your children, here’s the ManoMoneta puzzle about in-app purchases and vouchers as PDF. Have lots of fun finding the solutions!
The EOS Group establishes its own non-profit company
Nov 1, 2019 // The EOS Group founded its first non-profit company in November. The aim is to improve financial literacy to prevent excessive personal debt. The finlit foundation gGmbH is committed to this issue (finlit = financial literacy).
Inadequate financial literacy is one of the main reasons for excessive debt, especially among young people. In line with the EOS purpose “For a debt-free world” we three founders Jana Titov, Jannik Steinhaus and Sebastian Richter are addressing this challenge.
With the support of our partner, the EOS Group, and our parent company, the Otto Group, we have succeeded in forming a company from an idea. We are especially delighted with the enthusiastic response from the Chairman of the Otto Group Supervisory Board and long-time benefactor Prof. Dr. Michael Otto: “Establishing the finlit foundation is a fantastic idea, which allows us to address an important social problem.”
The first 30 children test ManoMoneta
Oct 28, 2019 // ManoMoneta is our first initiative in Germany and focuses on school children aged 9 to 13. The innovative teaching materials allow teaching staff to make their students more aware of conscious money management.
We are still testing so that we learn too, and to continuously improve our teaching program. On October 28, 2019 the students at a school in Berlin took part in the ManoMoneta premiere. In a learning laboratory of our education partner Helliwood Media, they spent half a day testing our prototypes and gave feedback. On this basis, we continue to develop ManoMoneta further in collaboration with the students and teaching staff. Because the teaching content should be of a high quality and able to be integrated into the everyday lives of the children.