Yesterday, Litecoin Foundation, the company behind the Litecoin (LTC) blockchain, officially announced a collaboration with UNICEF Kid Power for a financial education programme to give students the opportunity to make a difference in the world.
The UNICEF Kid Power initiative is one of the world’s largest technology education programmes for primary schools and is active in over 3400 cities. Within the programme, students can also earn tokens, the Kid Power Coins, a digital currency for material goods that can be used to support the needs of various communities.
The collaboration with UNICEF will be officially launched next October during the Litecoin Summit to be held in Las Vegas. During the summit, participants will be encouraged to unlock up to 125,000 Kid Power Coins, which are the coins of the Litecoin Foundation for Las Vegas schools.
As Litecoin founder Charlie Lee said:
“We are excited to work with UNICEF Kid Power to give the next generation of kids the tools they need to build healthy financial foundations and give back to their communities along the way. Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies have an enormous potential to benefit those who have been left behind in the traditional financial system and this theme of driving financial equality and giving back is something that is core to the Litecoin Foundation’s philosophy”.
The collaboration will allow the two organisations to develop programmes designed for students precisely on the subject of finance and thus train the new generations to be citizens of the world, as reiterated by the founder of UNICEF Kid Power, Rajesh Ananda:
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Litecoin Foundation to empower a new generation of global citizens. We are showing students that they have the power to make a difference in the world while, at the same time, helping their own communities on issues that matter the most to them”.