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2018 Iran Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Bank Melli

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Bank Melli Iran Kids Club
  • Bank Melli Iran Museum
  • 50 schools

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 10 200

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 1 030 000

Bank Melli
Throughout the Global Money Week 2018, the Bank Melli Iran Museum created a constant source of information to children, to spark their interest in understanding and managing money and to teach them the values of museums and banks. A special exhibition in the museum was set up, displaying multiple historical items and showing the history of the bank for the past 50 years. The items displayed included historical records, books, typewriter, and pictures of past bank buildings. The museum focused on the history of money, the history of the Bank, financial, economic and social history, bank notes and other means of payment, and ethnographical money. The goal of the events was the raise the economic knowledge and awareness in society. The museum therefore targeted young children, introducing them to basic concepts of finance, by way of specially tailored materials, workshops, lectures, and other activities. The activities focused on children’s social and economic rights and responsibilities, as they are the future generation. After going through the museum, the children were introduced to different kinds of saving and money-spending habits through different exercises. The program included storytelling, play acts and various games, which were facilitated by multimedia touch screens and posters on the history of Iran. The children also partook in an interactive virtual tour. Via QR codes at each showcase of coins, the students could learn about 14 periods in the history of Iran. A bank note drawing challenge was organized, where children could design their own coins and bank notes, whilst learning about the history of coins and banknotes via movies. Finally, the children were invited to visit the Bank and its different departments, learning how the bank works, the different jobs employees have, budgeting skills, financial risks, taxes, credit, and debt. The children were invited to open a bank account, especially for children, with the aim to provide the children with the necessary knowledge that enables them to save money and plan for their future.


2016 Iran Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Eghtesad Novin Bank

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran,
  • All 250 branches of EN Bank

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 8,010,000

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

8,010,000

Iran participated in GMW for the second time through Eghtesad Novin (EN) Bank, Child & Youth Finance International’s main partner in the country. For GMW 2016, all 250 of EN Bank’s branches throughout the country took part in activities designed for students.

This year the bank also came up with the great initiative to offer savings accounts with a debit card designed specifically for youth during Global Money Week, and national press covered the first children opening their own saving accounts as part of the initiative. More than 85 branches of the brank invited students to visit; here children were taught how to use their savings account, the importance of saving, introducing the teen card at the same time. During the visits, students experienced different departments and were familiarized with branch operations and account opening procedures. Eghtesad Novin Bank staff also explained their jobs, roles and responsibilities to the youth groups.

As part of GMW, children throughout Iran were able to take part in Instagram photo competitions, videos and writing contests on subjects as diverse as banks, money and savings. They were also provided with financial education books and information as part of the activities.


2015 Iran Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Eghtesad Novic Bank
  • Kargozari tamin sarmaye novin,
  • Tehran money museum
  • Mashhad money museum
  • Mahak

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Javaneh boys primary school, Amir boys high school, Milad danesh girls primary scool, Mesbah boys institute, Shahab danesh boys primary school, Vali asr boys high school, Kherad boys, Tahereh girls, Hazrat zahragirls high school,Shahab Danesh girls high school, Salehin boys high school, Nokhbegan girls high school, Ghazal mousavi girls school, Daneshvaran boys high school, Shokoh girls high school, Pishgaman boys primary school, 29 more Schools

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 1000

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 1000

For the first time, Iran participated in GMW 2015 through Child & Youth Finance International’s main partner Eghtesad Novic Bank.

During the GMW, 22 branches of Eghtesad Novic Bank hosted students from 30 schools. During the visits, students visited different departments and familiarized themselves with branch operations and account opening procedures. Eghtesad Novic Bank staff also explained their jobs and roles and responsibilities.

Eghtesad Novic Bank organized financial education sessions for students. They also distributed packs of children’s banking books and two financial games. At the end of the visit, a small celebration for the students was organized and GMW certificates were presented to them.

In addition to the bank visits, Eghtesad Novic Bank also arranged visits to TAMIN Sarmaye Novin Brokerage, where students observed how stock exchange works and watched the dealing process. Afterwards a financial education session was conducted by experts covering numerous topics such as: stocks, stock indices, securing money, the difference between money market and stock market, and online trading. Eghtesad Novic Bank organized banking and finance workshops in 20 schools, nationwide. Branch Managers led the sessions covering topics such as: what is a bank, the value of saving and how to save, different types of savings, the difference between current accounts and checking accounts, and electronic banking. The sessions were interactive. At the end of the visits, bundles of 12 financial books for youngsters were gifted to schools. School students also visited the Money Museums in two major cities. During the visit, sessions on history of money and educational tours were conducted.

During GMW, Eghtesad Novic Bank distributed the following materials: Charity poster, Charity saving box, GMW certificates for attendees in Farsi, six books about financial subjects specifically written and published by bank available freely, ATM advert, GMW flag, GMW greeting card, Youth gift cards, Youth banking card, and child and youth e-wallet banking cards.