The Ministry of Education in El Salvador has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative in partnership with the non-profit organization Mi Primer Bitcoin (My First Bitcoin or MPB) to integrate Bitcoin education into the country’s public school curriculum by 2024. This innovative endeavor aims to equip educators with the necessary knowledge to introduce students to the world of cryptocurrency.
Collaboration with Mi Primer Bitcoin
Mi Primer Bitcoin, in collaboration with Bitcoin Beach, will play a pivotal role in assisting the Ministry of Education with this educational venture. MPB’s existing program, “My First Bitcoin,” will serve as a primary resource for the Bitcoin component of the curriculum. This program issues students a diploma of completion upon its conclusion.
Training for the pilot program is scheduled to commence on September 7th, with support from Bitcoin Beach. The initial phase will involve instructing 150 public school teachers from 75 different schools, providing them with a foundational understanding of Bitcoin. These teachers will later return to their respective schools to impart the curriculum developed by the Ministry of Education.
Global Expansion of Bitcoin Education
🌟✨ What an inspiring vision! The future of El Salvador shines bright with plans to introduce Bitcoin education in every public school by 2024.
— Mi Primer Bitcoin (@MyfirstBitcoin_) September 4, 2023
If the pilot program proves successful, the Ministry of Education plans to roll out Bitcoin education to every school in the country in the following year. As the first nation in the world to embrace Bitcoin as legal tender, El Salvador seeks to set a positive example for other countries, emphasizing the significance of quality education.
While the current focus is on El Salvador, MPB’s founder, John Dennehy, envisions a broader mission to bring Bitcoin education to the global stage. Already, MPB is in preliminary discussions with two other Latin American governments interested in implementing a similar Bitcoin education model for their students.
Impacting Thousands of Students
The impact of Bitcoin education in El Salvador is already noticeable, with over 25,000 students having learned about Bitcoin in their classrooms through initiatives like Bitcoin Beach. This pioneering effort in public Bitcoin education is being closely watched by the international community.
El Salvador’s commitment to introducing Bitcoin education in schools signifies a significant leap forward in the adoption and understanding of cryptocurrencies. As other nations express interest in following suit, the world is witnessing the potential for Bitcoin education to become a global phenomenon, bridging the knowledge gap in the ever-evolving digital financial landscape.