2017 Gabon Global Money Week
- ASSOCIATION AGIR POUR UNE JEUNESSE AUTONOME (APJA)
- BOURSE DES VALEURS MONETAIRE DE L’AFRIQUE CENTRALE (BVMAC)
- INSTITUT AFRICAIN DE MANAGEMENT (AUM)
- MINISTRE DU BUDGET BANQUES ET MICROFINANCES
- 6 ETABLISSEMENTS SCOLAIRE S (LYCEES ET COLLEGES)
- RADIO TELEVISION GABONAISE (RTG)
NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:
NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:
During Global Money Week 2017, GOPA in collaboration with various partners organized activities. The participating students had the opportunity to visit the Bourse des Valeurs Mobilieres de l’Afrique Centrale BVMAC. Two raising awareness sessions were organized, one by the African Institute of Management (AUM), and the second session was organized by a young entrepreneurs’ association. These sessions dealt with the topic of financial literacy for children and youth.
Also, during the Week, a fair was organized in 5 different schools in order to raise awareness, offering also the possibility for the participants to open bank accounts. On the 4th of April 2017, the stock exchange opened its doors for the listing of the first bond issue of the Congolese state. Senior representatives from Gabon and Congo attended the ceremony and 10 students participating in GMW received an invitation to attend.
Thanks to a partnership with “La régionale” Gabon, young people participating in GMW received information regarding junior bank accounts.
2016 Gabon Global Money Week
- Direction Générale de l’enseignement scolaire et normal
- Lycée Jean Hilaire Aubame Eyeghe
- Lycée Vincent De Paul Nyonda
DATE OF THE EVENT:
- 17th March - 2nd of April
TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH ENGAGED:
- 1 500
TOTAL INDIRECT REACHED:
- 3 000
Gabon joined Global Money Week for the first time this year! GOPA Consulting initiated an awareness raising caravan on Thursday 17 March, which reached approximately 500 children. The aim was to teach youth aged 10 to 30 about the importance of savings from an early age, and to educate them on how to open and manage bank and savings accounts. During the teaching sessions in high schools, presentations were followed by questions and comments from participants who shared their experiences in order to have an interactive and dynamic learning process. In addition, GOPA Consulting met with the General Director for Secondary and Normal Education of the Ministry of Education to present the GMW theme and to raise awareness of financial education to local authorities.
“If I get my high-school diploma, I will go to another country, a foreign country. My parents don’t have much money so I can help them out with what I saved since I am little” Student, Gabon
“Education about saving is a praiseworthy initiative which could be subject to a program to introduce in educational curricula.” General Director for School and Normal Education, Gabon