In the fight against financial illiteracy, a large number of volunteers work on the Montepio Financial Education Programme (for children and adults). They participate in training courses and awareness-raising campaigns on the subject of "Saving and Investing" at schools in different parts of the country.
Only in 2011, a total of 46 volunteers participated in the programme in 213 training courses and six awareness-raising campaigns in different parts of the country covering 74 classes and 1 775 children at 37 schools.
Last year the National Committee considered the project the Measure of the European Year for Combating Poverty.
Also in the field of education, we undertook the third Montepio School Award Project, in which a 25 000 euro donation each was made to the four state schools with the best, most innovative educational projects, with a view to rewarding good school performance.