The Aprender Valor Programme consists of 2 axes of intervention: classroom material and teacher training. Classroom material encompasses packages of 6-12 classes that are set up with the financial education content presented in a transversal manner to the discipline content. Packages for Portuguese, Mathematics, and Human Sciences (Geography) are offered for all 9 grades of elementary school (students from 6 to 14 years old). Training in how to implement these transversal themes into the school teaching, personal financial education and how to apply the classroom packages are offered for both teachers and school managers and are certified by the federal university that is a partner to the programme. The target group of the programme is students from 1st to 9th grades of public elementary schools in Brazil. The intervention intends to enhance the financial literacy of students and build capacity for school teachers and managers to include financial education as a transversal theme into their teaching.
In this RCT, intervention will consist in these 2 axes: teacher training and application of the packages of classes with financial education content prior to the final data collection. The target group of the RCT are students in 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th grades in a sample of the schools that volunteered to participate in the program in 2022.