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2014 Bahrain Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Ministry of Social Development
  • The Financial Organization for Children and Youth

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Schools

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 2500

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 2500

The Ministry of Social Development and the Financial Organization for Children and Youth lead the Global Money Week (15th -21st March 2014) campaign in Bahrain. Sunday, the 16th March 2014, was named ‘Global Money Day’, and fun and educational activities were organized across the country in order to raise the financial awareness of Bahraini youth and children. Banks and financial institutions played a central role in these activities as there was a consensus amongst the participating organizations that children and youth's financial education would play a crucial role in mitigating potential future financial crises.

“Sharifa Al Awadi” Club organized a creative activity with a financial theme on the coast of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Children from a host of youth clubs had fun creating sand sculptures inspired by the lessons that they had learnt about the importance of saving. Their artwork was displayed to the public along Algazayer Beach and they provided a light-hearted atmosphere for friends and family to discuss their financial tips and tricks.

The Children and Youth Club encouraged young people to creatively express why they think they should save money by entering their drawings and handcrafts into the Club’s financial themed creative contest. The entries were then published in national newspapers, magazines and by the Ministry of Social Development via social media.