Bitcoin Argentina, an NGO dedicated to promoting and expanding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in the country, will be taking Bitcoin education to high schools. The project, called Schools and Bitcoin, will help educate high school students about the importance of Bitcoin and the differences between this alternative system of money and the traditional financing structure.
Bitcoin Argentina to educate high school students
Argentina is one of the countries with a high crypto adoption rate in Latin America, according to figures published by Chainalysis. Some of the country’s citizens have fled to cryptocurrencies and bitcoin due to inflation and exchange controls that have exhausted purchasing power. That is why Bitcoin Argentina, a non-governmental organization dedicated to expanding the Bitcoin ecosystem in the country, has decided to launch an educational project that will allow high school students to learn about Bitcoin.
The project, called Schools and Bitcoin, in partnership with a humanitarian initiative created with Bitcoin, aims to teach high school students the new alternative financing system. The endeavor is a continuation of a previous pilot project in which Argentine students showed great enthusiasm and interest in learning about Bitcoin, according to Jimena Vallone of Bitcoin Argentina. She explained:
There is a desire to innovate, to learn what is happening with Bitcoin and blockchain, to train and to learn. All of this was the starting point to start thinking about the project starting with 40 schools, but we hope to have more.
Needs Driven Project
Schools and Bitcoin aims to reach over 4,000 high school students, with classes and content for this Bitcoin course to be adapted to each of the areas in which these classes will be held. In this regard, Fallon said:
The content used will vary, and change with each school. Argentina is a diverse country, so it is essential to consider each context when presenting the material.
However, the essence will be the same, teaching students the “transparent, open, inclusive, traceable and secure” attributes of Bitcoin. This is said to be the first such initiative in Latin America, where countries like Brazil and Venezuela are also known to be active in the cryptocurrency sector.
The approval of the education project is noteworthy, given the debt restructuring agreement signed between Argentina and the International Monetary Fund, which introduced a clause suggesting that the government should discourage the use of cryptocurrencies in the country.
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