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2018 Central African Republic Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • SOS Children’s Village International Central African Republic

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Mutual Fund of Central Africa (CMCA), national radio, national television, SOS Children's Village Bouar, SOS Hermann Gmeiner Kindergarten, SOS Hermann Gmeiner Primary School

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 20

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 614

SOS Children’s Village International Central African Republic

Planning for Global Money Week in the Central African Republic started in January 2018 when an GMW Organizing Committee, composed of 10 people, was established. The committee, which included teachers, accountants, school directors, program managers, was briefed on GMW documents.

Twenty students from elementary school received training from their teachers throughout February 2018 using GMW documents and the GMW theme “Money Matters Matter”. Children then prepared plays, poems, and songs. Children had to make drawings representing banking institutions such as: Central African Republic Mutual Fund (CMCA), International Sahelo-Saharan Bank (BSIC), Central African Republic Commercial Bank (CBCA), Pan African Bank ECOBANK, Moroccan Bank, Banque Populaire de Développement.

On 9 March, the children visited the Central African Republic Mutual Fund where they learned about its operation, the advantages of having a bank account, how to open a bank account, and how to send money via Western Union. They received gifts from Western Union after participating in a Q&A with the employees.

12 March was the final day of GMW celebrations in Central African Republic. Children showed their drawings and presented their shows, poems, and songs on GMW theme. They participated in radio and television interviews about the GMW2018 theme.