Two years after bitcoin (BTC) was established as authorized tender in El Salvador, the Ministry of Schooling has begun a pilot program “that might convey Bitcoin schooling to each college within the nation in 2024.”
According to the announcement on the morning of September 7, the pilot program launched on the 2nd anniversary of the so-called Bitcoin Regulation, with assist from tasks My First Bitcoin (Mi Primer Bitcoin) and Bitcoin Seaside.
This system plans to show 150 public college academics about Bitcoin. It’s these academics who will then return to their faculties throughout the nation to switch the data to their college students.
My First Bitcoin is an schooling NGO and a non-profit based mostly in El Salvador, which has two major targets: to show the nation Bitcoin and to assist make the nation “into an instance for the world to comply with” it stated, including:
“Whereas the Ministry of Schooling in El Salvador forges new floor, the world is taking discover.”
Since its launch in 2021, stated the announcement, My First Bitcoin has taught “over 25,000 in-person, in-country college students.”
Bitcoin Diploma is a ‘Wild Success’
In February final yr, My First Bitcoin developed a 10-week Bitcoin Diploma program to allow schooling on the topic throughout the nation.
Bitcoin Diploma noticed its first college students in April 2022. It’s “open-source”, therefore accessible and viewable on-line, at the moment in its fifth version.
It was taught to the Ministry of Schooling employees, who went on to make use of it as main supply materials to develop their very own curriculum for the academics to make use of of their native faculties because the pilot program expanded.
My First Bitcoin Founder John Dennehy stated that,
“The Bitcoin Diploma has been a wild success and one which has grown sooner than anybody anticipated.”
It has been translated, printed out, and independently taught globally.
The themes within the research supplies are much like these learn within the mega-popular “The Bitcoin Customary,” however the writer Saifedean Ammous didn’t work on this system’s workbook.
My First Bitcoin additionally works with grassroots schooling tasks in over 20 nations, the announcement acknowledged, with the intention to share their open-source supplies and “finest practices.”
Moreover, the NGO began talks with “two further LatAm governments all in favour of offering Bitcoin schooling at scale.”
In the meantime, Bitcoin Seaside is a “round financial system undertaking” that “led to the nation adopting Bitcoin as authorized tender.” This workforce additionally helped with funding to print books, in addition to coaching.
Two extra organizations that have been key to the schooling program’s success, per My First Bitcoin, are the official authorities workplace, The Bitcoin Workplace, in addition to Cubo+, an schooling program centered on Bitcoin and Lightning builders.
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