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2018 Chad Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Chadian Organization for Development (CHORA)

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • High Schools, Melfi Departmental Inspection, Melfi Urban Bank Branch, Secondary Schools

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 20

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 12

Chadian Organization for Development (CHORA)

For logistical and time reasons, a day was devoted to Global Money Week in the girls’ school of Melfi.

The Secretary General of the Department, the City Mayor, a representative of the Canton Chief, and the Departmental Inspector of National Education (IDEN) attended the opening ceremony. Other guests were also present, including teachers.

After CHORA representatives welcomed the participants, the Secretary General of the Department gave an opening speech. He particularly emphasized the importance of such an event in his department and asked young people to be very attentive on the issues of microfinance and entrepreneurship, because their future depends on it.

After the opening words and photos with the authorities, The representative of the NGO CHORA and the manager of Melfi Urban Branch conducted the trainings: the first on microfinance and the second on entrepreneurship. 21 young people, aged 12 to 25, from different schools in Melfi attended the trainings.

Ramadan Bab from Melfi Urban Branch was the first speaker and gave a presentation on microfinance of an hour, followed by discussions and debates with the children. The representative of the NGO CHORA held the session and debates concerning the topic of entrepreneurship.

After the in-house trainings, the whole team went to the Urban Bank Branch, where a visit was planned, to see departments such as the credit service and the meeting room, in which the records are kept. The manager presented the Urban Branch, the various services and the types of documents used regarding accounts, savings, and credits. After this, the students participated in a meeting with the head of credit service and the manager.

At the end of the visit, the training team gave a brief summary of this visit. Issues such as currency and exchange rates were discussed. Different currencies were presented to young people, giving them the current values of each currency compared to the CFA franc.

Finally, the last theme of the day was about raising awareness and discussing on the GMW theme. The young people created slogans based on the four words: GLOBAL, MONEY, WEEK and CHORA.