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2018 Liberia Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • AIESEC Liberia
  • Liberia Rural Children and Psychosocial Development Organization (LIRCPSDO)

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • African Methodist Episcopal University, Child Development Academy, Frank Peid Elementary and Junior High School, Monrovia College, Gray D. Allison Junior and High School, International Bank of Liberia, Kids of Peace USA* (Monrovia Chapter), Liberia Rural Children Psychosocial Development Organization in Monrovia (LIRCPSDO Monrovia), Stella Maris Polytechnic University, United Methodist University, University of Liberia, UNMIL Radio

*Kids for Peace Monrovia is a chapter of Kids of Peace USA. This chapter is an affiliate chapter of LIRCPSDO.

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 996

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 2 164

AIESEC Liberia
AIESEC Liberia and the Liberian Rural Children and Psychosocial Development Organization (LIRCPSDO) organized multiple events during GMW2018. To ensure that knowledge and information would reach as many people as possible, university volunteers from both organizations were trained in facilitation skills and financial education. The aim was to reach youth and children between the ages of 6 and 18 years. To do this, the volunteers visited banks, university campuses, and schools, to share education and knowledge on financial matters with young people. Sessions were offered to students in schools and a special session was organized by an NGO called Kids for Peace, which also carried out awareness raising activities in streets and market places. A radio talk show at UNMIL Radio in Liberia was organized. Additionally, the students visited a bank to be exposed to the world of money. The final day was dedicated to a rally march to showcase the Week to the entire population, with children and youth carrying signs promoting financial awareness. During this day football and kickball tournaments were also organized. In conclusion, the Global Money Event in Liberia was very exciting, with people of all ages welcoming the idea of financial education for Liberia's children and youth. The Week clearly informed the organizers as to how easily the subject could be integrating into the Liberian national education curriculum.


2017 Liberia Global Money Week

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NUMBER OF HCILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 1200

Throughout Global Money Week 2017, Plan International Liberia reached more than 1200 youth children and youth through many different livelihood interventions.

During the Week, financial literacy awareness and leadership sessions were offered to children, youth and adults, including sessions on parental care and life skills training.

High-level discussions, workshops, and other educational sessions such as child protection training were organized for all relevant key stakeholders.


2016 Liberia Money Week

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DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 14th - 20th of March

TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH ENGAGED:

  • 100

Led by Plan Liberia, 2016 was the first year that Liberia was involved in GMW celebration. Plan Liberia's livelihoods team held experience sharing meetings for ten village savings and loan associations (VSLAs). These meetings aimed to gather information regarding the economic and social status of members prior to participation in vocational skills training and subsequently into savings groups, current savings per individual, current economic and social status and more.