Thrifty Gene
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Financial Literacy

Thrifty Gene aims at helping children learn to value money.



Thrifty Gene imparts financial education to millennials and young adults in a way that works !
Thrifty Gene values “Enrichment beyond Classroom”

This is who we are

India’s first financial literacy workshops following International standards, viz RBI, OECD, Jumpstart catering to kids, young adults, parents and teachers.

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This is what we do

We teach kids, teens and adults about money & investing by making financial education fun and relevant. Participants do more than listen to lessons.. they act the lessons out.

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Why are we amazing

We use accelerated learning techniques to impart our curriculum. Visual, auditory, kinesthetic) teaching techniques are used to keep kids engaged throughout the camp.

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5 Continents
> 10,000 Schools
Custom programs
Lessons on the go
Role play

Our programs

We welcome you to join us in our mission to touch as many lives as possible with this critical life-skill information. Let’s get kids saving and investing while they are young

Where it began

Elisabeth Donati is the creator of Camp Millionaire, The Money Game and Moving Out! for Teens; the most amazingly powerful financial education programs available.

She is an expert in teaching the basic financial principles everyone needs in a way that is engaging, empowering and fun.


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Rachana Thamankar

My next step was a Startup called Insigen Data Solutions, which created protein databases for pharmaceutical researches. While I continued working for diversified engineering companies I earned an MBA joint program from Grenoble Paris & University of London, majoring in Project Management & Corporate Finance.

Finance is another area closer to my heart which inspired me to set up Thrifty Gene Learning, a company which imparts finance education to millennials and young adults. With Thrifty I aim to help children learn to value money. Thrifty imparts customised workshops like Camp Millionaire & Money Game to children above age 9 using Accelerated Learning Techniques and Multiple Intelligence. The USP of our programs is that the participants act the lessons out, role-play, play games that teach basic finance and barely have to take notes. With this venture I dream to imbibe in children, a culture of being thrifty.


Rachana Thamankar

After having completed Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology , worked at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in the Molecular Biophysics Unit. My area of research was studying protein properties based on their crystallographic patterns. The results were applied, mainly in healthcare industry for potent drug discovery. Structural Biology was my passion and remains because I truly believe the answer to the most difficult questions lies within the structure.. be it of an organism or a situation.


Who are we actually

Coming from wide streams of expertise varying from engineering to economics what unites the three of us is the passion for learning. Our objective is to provide beyond classroom enrichment to the millenials.

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  • Sharing the "Thrifty Gene" story with budding entrepreneurs from IIT Bombay .. an evening well spent !
    Wed Oct 11 16:03:22 +0000 2017
  • Blessed to be spending days interacting with these beautiful minds :)
    Mon Sep 25 08:19:37 +0000 2017
  • Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.. congratulations to the mentor…
    Sun Aug 06 06:00:50 +0000 2017
  • Kids remind me I need to keep going,thank you to the parents and the children who actively not just participate but…
    Mon Jul 31 07:13:19 +0000 2017

Respective Clients

Our early patrons who have joined hands with us in imparting a life-skill to students.

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Contact Us

If you’d like additional information or have a specific question about our programs or how YOU can teach financial education in a bigger, more effective way, please complete the form below or simply pick up that phone and give us a call.

+91 83088 18456

Pune , India