2017 Guatemala Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Banco de Guatemala
Participating Organizations:
Superintendencia de Bancos
Ministerio de Educación
Asociación Bancaria de Guatemala con la Escuela Bancaria de Guatemala
Crédito Hipotecario Nacional
BAC-Credomatic
Banco Azteca (Fundación Azteca)
Banco de los Trabajadores
Ministerio de Economía con la Dirección de Atención y Asistencia al Consumidor
Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango
Mazatenango, Suchitepéquez
Guastatoya, El Progreso
Antigua Guatemala, Suchitepéquez
Cobán, Alta Verapaz
Puerto de Champerico, Retalhuleu
Sololá, Sololá
Patzún, Chimaltenango
Jalapa, Jalapa
Zaragoza, Chimaltenango
Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla
Puerto Barrios, Izabal
Tiquisate, Escuintla
Chiquimula, Chiquimula
San Mateo Ixtatán, Huehuetenango
Morazán, El Progreso
Number of children reached directly: 8 684
Number of children reached Indirectly: 2 000

As part of the Global Money Week 2017 celebrations, the Bank of Guatemala held the XLV Edition of the Festival of Economic-Financial Education on 27 – 31 March, with the participation of more than 10,600 students. The festival was held as part of the educational projection of the Bank of Guatemala, with the support of the Ministry of Education, and has been carried out since 2008 in different parts of our country.

The activity included an educational tour, focused on the contents of the Libraries of Banco de Guatemala, whose representations were engaged in interactive stations, explain financial content to the children in a simple and enjoyable way. The Superintendence Bank, the Banking Association of Guatemala, National Mortgage Credit, Workers' Bank, BAC-Credomatic, Consumer Assistance and Assistance Directorate, as well as Azteca Foundation, with their interactive and educational games and materials, contributed to the success of the activity.

In addition, the Bank of Guatemala presented a puppet show, explaining to children what the Bank of Guatemala is, its functions and the importance of saving.

As a special Global Money Week 2017 event, the contest “Segundo Concurso Estudiantil de Investigación sobre Temas Económico-Financieros” (Student Contest on Research about Economic and Financial Issues) was conducted, for public school students in the capital city of Guatemala. The main topic of the contest was: Why is it good for an economy to grow?

More information about the activities can be found here: http://www.banguat.gob.gt/Publica/concurso/bases2do.pdf


2016 Guatemala Money Week

Leading organization:
Central Bank of Guatemala
Participants Organizations:
Superintendencia de Bancos SIB, Ministerio de Educación, Ministerio de Finanzas Públicas, Ministerio de Economía, Superintendencia de Administración Tributaria, Dirección de Atención y Asistencia al Consumidor, Asociación Bancaria de Guatemala, Escuela Bancaria de Guatemala, Children International, Empresarios Juveniles, Crédito Hipotecario Nacional de Guatemala, BAC-Credomatic, Banco G&T Continental, Municipalidad de Guatemala, BANRURAL, Banco de los Trabajadores, Teatro Nacional, Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en San Martín Jilotepeque (Chimaltenango), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Quetzaltenango (Quetzaltenango),Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Mazatenango (Suchitepéquez),Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Huehuetenango (Huehuetenango),Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Zacapa (Zacapa), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Guastatoya (El Progreso), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Salamá (Baja Verapaz), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Antigua Guatemala (Sacatepéquez), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Puerto San José (Escuintla),Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Cobán (Alta Verapaz), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Puerto Champerico (Retalhuleu),Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Sololá (Sololá), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Amatitlán (Guatemala), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Patzún (Chimaltenango), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Coatepeque (Quetzaltenango), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Jalapa (Jalapa), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Zaragoza (Chimaltenango), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en San Luis (Petén), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en El Progreso (Jutiapa), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (Escuintla), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en San Marcos (San Marcos), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Chiquimulilla (Santa Rosa), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Santa Cruz del Quiché (Quiché), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Sumpango (Sacatepéquez), Biblioteca del Banco de Guatemala en Río Hondo (Zacapa)
Date of the event:
14th – 17th of March
Total number of children & youth engaged: 6 186

The celebrations in Guatemala, the winner of the Global Money Week 2015 Award, began with the performance of the play "The Tree of Money". This performance took place in Guatemala's National Theater, located in the capital city of Guatemala City.

Furthermore, during Global Money Week 2016, the Central Bank of Guatemala and its allies organized a National Financial Education Fair with the objective to disseminate information about the work undertaken by their institutions in relation to financial education and financial inclusion for children and youth. The fair also included diverse educational and interactive activities in which participants learned about savings, inflation, exchange rates and much more.

Children, youth, families and teachers who attended the fair were taught about the work of the Central Bank and other relevant institutions through interactive sessions, theater plays and various games. In addition, this year’s GMW celebrations included a financial consumer protection fair, with the objective to educate the general population about their rights as consumers. In the spirit of the Global Money Week celebrations, the consumer protection fair also had a particular focus on children and youth.

GMW celebrations in Guatemala aimed to reach 17 of the 22 states in the country through a series of mini Financial Education Fairs organized in various schools, public libraries and public spaces.


2015 Guatemala Money Week

Participants:
Central Bank of Guatemala
Banco de Crédito Hipotecario Nacional
Superintendencia de Bancos SIB
Child and Youth Finance International
Catholic Relief Services
Date of the event:
10th – 17th of March
Number of children reached:
20 664
Press:
15 (Press, radio and TV)

The Banco de Guatemala and the Bank Superintendence, with the support of the Ministry of Education participated for the second consecutive year in Global Money Week. They held the XXIst Economic and Financial Education Festival which proved to be a great way for children and youth to learn about their economic rights and education. The festival was held at Carlos Mérida Plaza and El Obelisco and ran the right through Global Money Week. 11 educational presentations were received by more than 8 664 students from educational establishments in Guatemala City. An educational play “La leyenda del árbol de dinero” was also performed for the youth’s entertainment. It is estimated that during Global Money Week these institutions shared important economic and financial information to more or less 12,000 children, youth and their families. The Economic and Financial Education Festival was such a success that it will presented in the villages of Quiché, Coatepeque, Totonicapán, Jutiapa, Izabal and then, later this year, and once again in Guatemala City.

The Catholic Relief Services held meetings in Olopa and La Unión were they discussed the current status of financial education and the financial products available to children and youth in Guatemala. The meetings involved representatives from various organizations concerned with the social and economic welfare and development of the young generation, as well as Guatemalian children and youth themselves.

 

 

2014 Guatemala Money Week

Name of organizing entity - Banco de Guatemala; Date of the event - 18th – 21st of March; Number of children reached - 5 000;

The Central Bank of Guatemala reached more than 5000 children and youth with their Festival of Economic and Financial Culture during the Global Money Week. This Festival featured interactive exhibitions divided into seven sections. Each profiled historical facts or action show on financial education, as well as discussion and debate sessions. In these sections interactive displays explained the contents of each of the sections:

  • What is money?
  • What are the banks?
  • What is a central bank?
  • What is inflation?
  • My first coins
  • The princess and her piggy
  • A guy named Change