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2015 Costa Rica Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • El Consejo Nacional de Supervisión del Sistema Financiero (CONASSIF) Superintendencia General de Valores (SUGEVAL)
  • Superintendencia de Pensiones (SUPEN)
  • Superintendencia General de Seguros (SUGESE)
  • Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (SUGEF)

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Central Bank of Costa Rica
  • Ministry of Education of Costa Rica
  • Schools

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 250

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 250

GMW in Costa Rica was officially celebrated by the National Strategy for Financial Education (ENEF). ENEF is a concerted effort by the four supervisory authorities of the financial system – SUGEVAL, SUPEN, SUGESE and SUGEF – in Costa Rica. The Ministry of Education, the Central Bank, the Banking Association and various NGOs came together to spread the message of the importance of financial education to Costa Rican children.

More than 30 organizations, including the Ministry of Education, the Central Bank, the Banking Association and various NGOs, joined the GMW 2015 celebrations.
The activities were conducted under the leadership of the National Council of Supervision of the Financial System (CONASSIF), organization that is in charge of advancing the ENEF. During the celebrations, the institutions visited two schools in the Capital. Activities such as games and talks with high-level authorities of the participating institutions were organized. Discussions focused on the importance of savings for a balanced life, responsible use of money, and saving as a family activity.

2014 Costa Rica Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • El Consejo Nacional de Supervisión del Sistema Financiero (CONASSIF)
  • Superintendencia General de Valores (SUGEVAL)
  • Superintendencia de Pensiones (SUPEN)
  • Superintendencia General de Seguros (SUGESE)
  • Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (SUGEF)

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Banco Central de Costa Rica
  • National Strategy for Financial Education
  • Banking Association
  • Schools

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 300

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

300

Efforts in Costa Rica are framed by the work that the 4 supervisory authorities of the financial system (SUGEVAL, SUPEN, SUGESE and SUGEF) have undertaking towards the concretion of the National Strategy for Financial Education. The Ministry of Education, the Central Bank, the Banking Association and various NGOs collaborated to bring financial education fun to Costa Rican children during GMW 2014.

National Council of Supervision of the Financial System (CONASSIF) members visited children and youth in schools to talk about the importance of financial education for children and youth. They entertained and educated the students with stories highlighting the positive benefits of well-planned financial behavior.

2013 Costa Rica Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Central Bank Costa Rica

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Paniamor
  • Superintendencia General Entidades Financieras
  • Cámara de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras de Costa Rica
  • Sugeval, Ministry of Education Costa Rica
  • Superintendencia General de Sequros

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 3000

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 3000

A diversity of Costa Rican institutions carried out activities to celebrate the Global Money Week, performing a number of activities.

The Central Bank of Costa Rica welcomed students from primary and secondary education from private and public schools in the capital city. Among the activities the students enjoyed were financial education and motivational workshops, where they had the opportunity to discover firsthand the new family of notes and coins of Costa Rica. They also played the Banking Association’s game on financial education called “Young Bankers.”

Additionally, they received a guided tour around the Money Museum in an exciting trip to learn antique coins and the history of the Costa Rican Central Bank.

The Authorities were to be very pleased with the results and hope to begin coordination activities from the middle of next month to continue the effort and integrate education and outreach strategies for greater national coverage.