Circle Launches ‘Digital Financial Literacy’ Module for Students at Bowie State and Rhodes Universities

The module will be available to students in Maryland and South Africa in the coming months.

AccessTimeIconFeb 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Feb 15, 2022 at 3:50 p.m. UTC

Tanzeel Akhtar is a reporter based in London,UK.

Payments company Circle Internet Financial is working with Bowie State University in the U.S. and Rhodes University in South Africa to introduce a module in digital financial literacy for business students in the next few months.

  • Circle, the issuer of the USDC stablecoin, said the program is part of the Entrepreneurial and Technological Empowerment Program, which is supported in South Africa by the U.S. Department of State.
  • The module, part of the Circle Impact initiative, will be available to students already enrolled at the universities based in Bowie, Maryland, and Makhand, South Africa.
  • “A key pillar of Circle Impact is to ensure the future of finance leaves no one behind by establishing a digital financial literacy initiative, and both Bowie State and Rhodes universities are aligned in our mission to help us foster fair and equitable access,” said Dante Disparte, chief strategy officer and head of global policy at Circle.
  • As cryptocurrency and digital payments become mainstream, more educational institutions around the world are introducing modules. Researchers from CoinDesk recently released their inaugural Blockchain University Rankings, which analyzes 230 schools across the world.

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