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2018 Algeria Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • El Ghaith Association

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Safsaf Brahim Secondary School Parents’ Association

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 50

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 215

El Ghaith Association
Participating for the first time in Global Money Week, the El Gaith Association organized two financial education workshops for 50 students (aged 12 to 16) on 13 March. Six facilitators of the association supervised the workshops and spread the message through fun activities and by involving participants. After the opening speech made by the animation coordinator and the Safsaf Ibrahim Secondary School director, the facilitators explained to the students the purpose of the GMW activities. The first workshop, “Me, the Treasurer” was aimed at recognizing the value and price of commercial products. Students were given a questionnaire on expenses and currencies. The children’s answers were discussed collectively at the end of the workshop, and facilitators gave them tips on how to save money. Students and teachers then carried out a reforestation campaign in the school yard, under the supervision of the facilitators. In total, the participants planted 85 trees given by the organization Conservation of City Forests. The activity introduced children to volunteering. The second workshop, “Me, the Worker”, took place in the Animation Center for the Promotion of Citizenship for students to talk about creating livelihoods and the future job market. Each student played the role of the profession they wish to pursue. At the end of the day, students played a football game. Children and youth learnt a lot about how to create sustainable livelihoods and to manage their money in a pedagogical way adapted to their understanding. The participants enjoyed the day, especially that it was the first time they took part in these kinds of activities.