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2018 Mali Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Mercy Corps Mali, Aflatoun International

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Malian Association of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Positive Planet
  • 1 school

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 200

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 600

Mercy Corps Mali
During the GMW 2018, financial literacy awareness sessions were offered to children and youth through video screening and Q&A. Additionally, children presented theatrical pieces on the subject of financial management’s importance and savings modality. Throughout the celebration, which lasted 5 hours, young people were able to engage in debates related to financial inclusion. Furthermore, adolescents were able to compete in a drawing contest with special prizes for winners. Our global money week celebration ended with musical performances with both young and professional artists. Other events, which were organized, are as follows. First, 2000 children and youth from underprivileged neighborhoods, schools, secondary schools and high schools in Bamako were trained on the importance of money. There was a massive opening of savings and bank accounts in banks and microfinance institutions via mobile money. Sessions on the basics of entrepreneurship were organized for more than 2000 children and youth (aged 12-25). As a result of the events organized, there is a better understanding of insurance products and insurance subscription opportunities (education/life annuity) for children and their parents. Furthermore, there is a better understanding of financial players and products, and companies that are successful in their respective field in Mali.


2017 Mali Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 30

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 1000

The Global Money Week 2017 began the 27th of March with a launching ceremony organized at the Bamako Cultural Palace under the patronage of the Ministry of Promotion of Investment and Private Sector. During this ceremony, students from schools that participated at the slam competition read their texts on the theme "How to secure their money" and a jury composed of professionals presented the prizes. In addition, a group of young musicians performed a song about money. A short movie has been realized and the event was covered by national television, radio and press.


2014 Mali Money Week

PARTICIPANT:

  • CAMIDE-GAP

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 17th of March

In Mali, Kalanso School prepared an exhibit entitled “Children and Money” which was displayed at a neighboring school. Both of the schools’ students participated in the exhibit and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The local education authorities were involved in the production. The exhibit piqued the interest of students from other schools, so Kalanso School is looking forward to broadening their reach in next year’s Global Money Week.