El Salvador to Add Bitcoin Education to Public School Curriculum by 2024


This article has been republished with permission from Binance News.

According to Cointelegraph, the Ministry of Education of El Salvador has partnered with the non-profit, non-governmental organization Mi Primer Bitcoin/My First Bitcoin (MPB/MFB) to include Bitcoin education in the public school curriculum by 2024. John Dennehy, the founder of MPB, confirmed that the organization is assisting the Ministry of Education with the project, along with Bitcoin Beach.

The program ‘My First Bitcoin,’ which awards students a diploma upon completion, will serve as the primary source material for the Bitcoin portion of the curriculum. Training for the pilot program is set to begin on September 7, with assistance from Bitcoin Beach. The Bitcoin diploma program will be taught to 150 public school teachers from 75 schools to provide them with a ‘base knowledge’ of Bitcoin.

After the initial training, the teachers will return to their schools and teach from the curriculum created by the Ministry of Education. If successful, the program will be rolled out to every school in the country next year. In a recent interview with Bitcoin Beach, its community leader Roman Martínez revealed that over 25,000 students in El Salvador have already learned about Bitcoin in the classroom.

While El Salvador is currently the focus, the mission is to bring Bitcoin education to the world. MPB is already in early talks with two other governments in Latin America that are interested in implementing El Salvadorian-style Bitcoin education for local students. On September 4, Bitcoin Cuba announced on social media that sign-ups are open for the first edition of its own version of Mi Primer Bitcoin/My First Bitcoin (MFB).

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