Upcoming money awareness celebration organised by Child and Youth Finance International.
BRUSSELS, 5 March 2015 – GMW is an annual money awareness celebration, held in the second week of March and organised by Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI). About 118 countries all over the world participate and organize money awareness activities for children and youth.
The main objective is to provide children and youth, through interactive activities, with all the tools and knowledge about money, saving, creating livelihoods, financial inclusion, and entrepreneurship, among others, so that they adopt a responsible attitude towards money. Different events are organised by banks, businesses, non- governmental organisations (NGOs), universities and schools, governments’ ministries, and civil society.
WSBI and Global Money Week
A CYFI board member, WSBI each year with some of its members organise activities during the weeklong celebration. Some of the activities organised by WSBI-ESBG members in 2015 include:
Erste Group in Austria: two workshops on financial education in Vienna schools, unaccompanied minor refugees.
The first workshop is supported by Zweite Sparkasse and is organised in cooperation with Schuldnerberatung Wien and Jugend am Werk (JaW). This workshop is aimed at young people between 16 and 19 years old who are paid their first apprenticeship salary. They are given the opportunity to explore their personal relationship with money and develop a sense of responsibility in their use of money. Furthermore, this workshop covers financial hazards and the consequences of debt as well as the development of personal and practicable money management strategies. The aim is to develop skills and confidence in financial matters.
A second workshop tackles financial literacy faced by unaccompanied minor refugees. It is organised in cooperation with lobby.16 and the Zweite Sparkasse. Lobby.16 is an association committed to the rights of unaccompanied young refugees. It provides access to education and participation in social life. Lobby.16 wants young refugees to be able to develop their skills, talents and gifts, so that they can gain self-confidence and lead an autonomous and independent life in our society.
“Le Guichet de l’époque” – bank counters of the past “L’espace tirelires” – Piggy Bank space “L’espace monnaie" – coins and the bank safe area.
“Le Guichet de l’époque” – bank counters of the past
“L’espace tirelires” – Piggy Bank space
“L’espace monnaie" – coins and the bank safe area.