Ivoire Coast flag2017 Ivory Coast Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 5120

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 31 020

Global Money Week was celebrated in a very festive atmosphere this year in Ivory Coast, led by the Financial Education Program from the Ministry of education and by local NGO Positive Planet.

During this celebration, the Financial Education Program, together with Positive Planet and several other partners from various sectors, organized a fair to promote financial education reaching more than 5,000 children and youth. Thanks to the booth held during this fair, volunteers from Positive Planet and the Financial Education Program were able to raise awareness amongst students, parents and teachers about the smart management of a budget and the importance of saving during the school holidays in order to prepare for the new school year. The team took selfies by the stands with the students, parents and teachers to participate in the Global Money Week Selfie Challenge.

Awareness raising sessions and financial education games about the importance of saving were organized in several schools with children from the primary school level up to university. During these financial education games, goodies and sweets were offered to the children and youth participating. For these sessions, a strong emphasis was placed on the notions of savings and budgeting, and the students from the participating schools took part in the Money Box Challenge.

Young people also raised awareness amongst themselves through poems and poetry slams. One of the unique activities organized was a big march, where young people walked around the city with mottos and banners to express their financial needs adapted to their age. The marching youth were received by the public authorities, including the Mayor of the Municipality of Bingerville. Furthermore, children and youth also had the opportunity to visit the bank and ask all their questions to bankers.


2016 Ivory Coast Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATION:

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 14th - 17th of March

TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH ENGAGED:

  • 21 700

TOTAL INDIRECT REACHED:

  • 33 000

Very active in the organization of GMW 2016, the Ministry of National Education of Ivory Coast, through its Programme Education Financière (PEF) and in collaboration with B2S and Athea Group, successfully perpetuated the annual participation of Ivory Coast in this worldwide event. Various activities for youth participants were planned in Abidjan during the Week.

On 14 March, street interviews collected the thoughts and knowledge of children, youth and adults on the topics of entrepreneurship, money and savings. The Lycée Classique d’Abidjan also held the event “A banker in my class-room” in the morning, where representatives from La Caisse d’Epargne visited the school to teach the youth about money, savings and the banking system. This activity was highly appreciated by the large crowd of students who received the opportunity to ask questions about banking services available for youth. As a result, the PEF wants to expand this activity to other schools in the future.

The official launch of Global Money Week took place on the 15 March, with the support of the Ministry for National Education. Representatives from the Ivorian High Authority for Good Governance, banking and telecom institutions, and hundreds of youth participants were present at this event. Piggy banks were distributed at this occasion to emphasize the importance of savings. The Lycée Classique d’Abidjan hosted various exhibition stands from La Caisse d’Epargne, La Société Ivoirienne des Banques and Orange Money, psychometric tests were offered by Athea Group to discover entrepreneurial potential, and animated discussion panels took place on the following exciting GMW topics: “Our relationship to money”, “Take part. Save smart”, "New technologies and the culture of saving" and “The contribution of the youth in the fight against corruption”.

A visit to the regional stock exchange (BRVM) allowed students to learn about the financial system, and youth participants were also able to open savings accounts in order to combine the awareness raising events of the Week with concrete improvements regarding their financial inclusion.

In addition, youngsters from the Codody Angré School and the Lycée Classique participated in drawing and writing competitions about saving. Furthermore, the finals of the regional entrepreneurship competition “Top School Project”, planned to coincide with the GMW, took place at the Lycée Moderne de Divo and the Lycée Moderne de Treichville, thus enhancing the entrepreneurial drive of their students.


2015 Ivory Coast Global Money Week

LEADING:

  • West Africa Financial Initiatives Group

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • BCEAO Ivory Coast
  • Stock Exchange (La Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières de Côte d’ Ivoire – BRVM)

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 9th - 17th of March

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED:

  • 250

In Ivory Coast, West Africa Financial Initiatives Group under the aegis of the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance coordinated events for the celebration of Global Money Week 2015. West Africa Financial Initiatives Group is a financial education program of the Ministry of Education.

As part of the celebrations, 50 youth visited the Central Bank (BCEAO) and the Stock Exchange (La Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières de Côte d’ Ivoire – BRVM). Students from two education institutions (1 primary school and 1 Secondary school), participated in a conference and debated on the topic: Youth and Money- the need for financial education.


2013 Ivory Coast Global Money Week

NAME OF THE ORGINIZING ENTITY:

  • Ministry of Finance Ivory Coast

PARTNERS:

  • ECOBANK
  • L’Ardoise High School

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 20th of March

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED:

  • 50

The ceremony in celebration of Global Money Week took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast at ECOBANK local branch in Cocody Cité des Arts. Fifty students from L’Ardoise High School, aged 10 to 17, led by their headmaster and M. DIAI, Coordinator of Financial Education Project at the Ministry of Finance, took part in the event.

The Manager of ECOBANK branch was pleased to welcome these visitors and explained to the students the benefits of saving account. He promised ten saving accounts for the school.

In the afternoon, M. DIAI gave a short presentation on Child and Youth Finance International Movement. He invited the Government of Ivory Coast to become a full partner of CYFI as the country could grow the opportunities of a real cooperation and assistance in the field of Child and Youth financial education.