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2015 Aruba Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Kiwanis club of Young Professionals

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • 5 financial institutions
  • Aruba Bankers Association

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 516

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 516

Global Money Week 2015 celebrations in Aruba were organized by the Kiwanis club of Young Professionals under the project name: Placa Chikito (literally: "loose change" in the native language Papiamento, while also proverbially meaning “explaining something in great detail.”)

The Governor of Aruba officially launched the Week by symbolically handing out the first educational material package at a primary school. Several local banks and other private sector parties also visited primary schools throughout Global Money Week to supply lessons on the importance of saving and spending money prudently. These topics were also highlighted in the local media throughout the Week.