2017 Bosnia & Herzegovia Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Bosnia bank international
  • Reiffaisen bank
  • Tuzlasnka banka
  • Association for Responsible Personal Finance Management “Plus” (U plusu)
  • Schools in : , Živinice, Mostar, Goražde, Posušje, Velika Kladuša, Bihać, Bugojno, Tešanj, Brčko, Srebrenik, Gradačac, Gračanica, Modriča, Trebinje, Prozor Rama, Tuzla, Novi Grad, and Sarajevo., and Economical Uni’s students from Živinice, Srebrenik and Goražde

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 249

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 600

Throughout Global Money Week 2017, the ASuBiH, along with its local teams, reached 249 children and youth through visits to local banks and economy universities. Financial literacy awareness sessions were offered for children, youth and adults, including educational sessions specifically on the Learn. Save. Earn. theme.

High-level discussions, seminars, and other educational sessions were organized by local teams in Fojnica, Živinice, Mostar, Goražde, Posušje, Velika Kladuša, Bihać, Bugojno, Tešanj, Brčko, Srebrenik, Gradačac, Gračanica, Modriča, Trebinje, Prozor Rama, Tuzla, Novi Grad and Sarajevo. Young people were able to engage themselves with the banks, their local teams and their schools. Most of the children made a piggy bank so they could keep money in them for their local teams.

Furthermore, the Association for Responsible Personal Finance Management “Plus” organized educational workshops on the topic of financial literacy for youth in cooperation with ASuBiH. To educate and raise financial awareness amongst youth about the importance of financial education, a workshop on the theme of “Shopping on the Internet” was held. This workshop provided youth with the basic characteristics of online shopping, payments, advantages and disadvantages. In this way, young people developed the skills wisely utilize online shopping and make smarter decisions for their future. All participants received a personal finance management manual and flyers. After the workshop, a quiz was held where youth had the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and won prizes.


2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina Global Money Week

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 14th - 21th of March

TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH ENGAGED:

  • 1 467

TOTAL INDIRECT REACHED:

  • 1 600

The Association of Secondary School Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina engaged nine of its local teams in Global Money Week for the second time. Secondary school students from Breza, Brčko, Fojnica, Goražde, Ilijaš, East Sarajevo, Prozor-Rama, Sarajevo and Tuzla gathered a clearer insight in the world of finances by participating in a number of educational workshops and visiting banking institutions. Tuzla, Brčko, Fojnica, Breza and Prozor-Rama had twofold activities – bank visits and educational workshops, while Goražde and Ilijaš took part in the GMW-Selfie Challenge. All of the events received very positive response from the participants.

The Association for Responsible Personal Finance Management “Plus” also organized an educational workshop on the topics of financial literacy for youth in Sarajevo, in cooperation with Association of Secondary School Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Banks Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop aimed to empower youngsters to efficiently manage their personal finances, thereby preventing them from falling into financial difficulties. They talked about the importance of personal finance and domestic budget and about how they can save their money for their future. The younger participants were also presented with the best techniques for analyzing their financial “health”. All participants received a manual for personal financial management, a table for domestic budget, a cap with the Global Money Week logo and a certificate of participation.

Other local teams, such as East Sarajevo, Tuzla, Goražde, Gacko and Prozor-Rama, will organize financial education workshops and lectures focused on the current state of the economy in their communities, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the world. Themes such as youth employment, managing a household budget and savings will be discussed. ASuBiH members will also join the Global Money Week Selfie Challenge and Youth Talks.

“Up until Global Money Week activities, I only had basic knowledge on most things regarding finances. Now, I became more interested in all segments of economics and entrepreneurship. It might be even something I will study at a university.” Amela Nevljalović, Breza, Bosnia & Herzegovina
“I learned how to manage budgets and allocate income. Global Money Week gave me valuable knowledge on the topics I was barely familiar with.” Adna Sokolović, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
“I learned to properly take care of my money and what banks can truly do for you. I also learned about finance lobbying for youth projects and activities. It was an unforgettable and educational experience that will definitely help me in the future.” Una Sedić, Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina

2015 Bosnia and Herzegovina Money Week

PARTICIPANTS:

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 11th - 15th of March

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED:

  • 63
“I think it was great, especially, the discussions. It's a very positive thing for us to be involved. It is especially good for secondary school students and young people as we learnt about money and savings which otherwise we are not aware of.”Anesa, secondary school student from Kladanj

To celebrate Global Money Week 2015, the Association of Secondary School Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina involved local coordinators in several cities including Banovići, Gacko, Kladanj,Olovo, Tuzla, and Zenica. Secondary school students participated in workshops on “How to manage your own and house budget”, “Money, finances, and youth employment” and “Money and business “. All the workshops focused on the current state of the world’s economy and the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There were many interactive discussions on youth unemployment.

“I am very satisfied with the way activity was organized. I believe that the large number of young people "woke up" by taking part in this activity and started to think somehow wider about their finances.”Marina, secondary school student from Gacko

2014 Bosnia and Herzegovina Money Week

PARTICIPANTS:

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 17th of March

Interactive Open Schools (MIOS) organized Skype calls with children from 3 other schools namely Elementary School Tušanj, Elementary School Pasci and Elementary School Brčanska Malta had the opportunity to speak to children from Africa, Asia and Latin America. “In the end, we learned that we are very similar to each other”, shared the Bosnian children who had spent the entire day on calls with their counterparts from other countries.

The calls were organized as a part of International Aflatoun Day. Aflatoun is a network of organizations who deliver social and financial education to over 2 million children in 100 countries. This year, the International Aflatoun Day brought an end to Global Money Week on March 17th. Global Money Week evolved from the original International Aflatoun Day. It is an opportunity to engage children and youth around the world, give them an opportunity to connect with each other, and celebrate their hard work and initiative.