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2018 The Gambia Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
  • Catholic Development Office (CaDO)

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • SDA Educational Center New Jeshwang,
  • SDA Sotokoi School Farato

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 706

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 2 562

Catholic Development Office (CaDO)
The Catholic Development Office celebrated GMW2018 with a visit to a school where they carried out sessions on money matters. 60 students attended at the event and took part in discussions by sharing experiences related to the importance of savings. Following the discussions, the participants were encouraged to ask questions to the staff members. During this Q&A session, students filled in speech bubbles, which was a fun learning experience for them. At the end of the session, students were encouraged to share the knowledge they gained with their peers and families at home.

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Throughout GMW2018, ADRA Gambia, in collaboration with two schools, reached over 650 children and youth through various symposiums. The topics included the importance of saving at an early age and the importance of learning how to plan your future. After the sessions, the students were given the opportunity to ask questions.


2017 Gambia Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATION:

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 42

Throughout the Global Money Week 2017, ChildFund The Gambia, along with its local partner Kombo North Federation, organized interesting and fun events as part of the Week’s celebration. The youth participants and their parents had the opportunity to take part in an intergenerational dialogue with a non-bank financial institution, Reliance Financial Services. During this main activity, the importance of saving money and building a culture of saving and investment was emphasized. Another event that marked this year’s Global Money Week campaign was a radio talk show that took place on the Gunjur Radio Jannehkoto FM, a community radio station located at Gunjur, Kombo in the south western region of The Gambia. Three different panels, composed of four children each, discussed various topics including finances, indirectly reaching out to Gambian children and youth and increasing awareness on money related matters.


2014 Gambia Money Week

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Family Therapy Association of Gambia
  • Youth Movement Against Crime (YMAC)
  • Centre for Peace and Development Studies (CPDS)

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 19th of March

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED:

  • 33

Gambia’s Global Money Week lead organization The Family Therapy Association of Gambia organized a financial education awareness workshop on the 19th March, in collaboration with the Youth Movement against Crime, and the Centre for Peace and Development Studies. The workshop was attended by children and youth, who have physically challenged parents, to sensitize them on the importance of saving money, and how, if they start with small amounts their savings will add up and have a big impact on their life in future.

The reason why the majority of children targeted in this event are children whose parents are often disabled or blind is because these children are often encouraged to support their parents by begging and asking for money. The Family Therapy Association feels that one of the ways that they can offer support to these children is by sensitizing them to the importance of saving money and how it will impact their life in future.

There is no financial support available to disabled parents or their children so this campaign aims to raise awareness to bring optimum support for everybody regardless of their race, color or financial background. The Family Therapy Association of Gambia believes that by educating children about their financial options they will be better equipped to fight poverty and unemployment in the future.


2013 Gambia Money Week

NAME OF THE ORGANIZING ENTITY:

  • Family Therapy Association of the Gambia

PARTNERS:

  • Youth Movement Against Crime
  • Imam Malic school
  • Trust Bank
  • KMC
  • Julbrew

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 15th - 21st of March

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED:

  • 50

The aim of the project in Gambia during Global Money Week was to help to raise awareness that vulnerable children should have the opportunity to attend school and to bring unity and cohesion to each family by providing education and financial education to each family. Topics discussed were the financial problems of vulnerable children and youth and how to start their own saving accounts. They also discussed issues affecting children in their social life problems like child bullying, effective parenting, family planning, good economic planning for children and youth, child support trough family bank government and private individuals. Handouts were distributed to families to educate them on financial and mental health.