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2018 Uganda Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Hearts Extended Uganda
  • I Profile Foundation, Mixa Kids
  • Junior Achievement Uganda, NC Bank
  • Private Education Development Network (PEDN) Uganda, Bank of Uganda

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Aflatoun International, Aga Khan High School, Austin's Foundation Uganda, Bamboo FM, Bank of Africa, Bank of Uganda Money Museum, Cheza, Crested Capita, District local government, Gayaza High School, Link Community Development, M-Lisada, Makerere College School, Makerere University Business School, Ministry of Education and Sports, National Curriculum and Development Center, Ndejje Secondary School, New Vision, Opportunity Bank, Opportunity International, Rapid SME Bureau Uganda Limited, Silent Angels Special Centre, Teach a Man to Fish, Voice Africa, 50 Schools, 9 schools

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 1 220

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 2 782

Private Education Development Network (PEDN) Uganda
This year, PEDN joined the rest of the world in celebrating the Global Money Week under the theme Money Matters Matter. Multiple activities were organized across multiple districts, including inspirational talks by prominent people in society, best business plans, Focus Group Discussions on the GMW theme, debates, and visits to banks. Throughout the Week, PEDN, along with its partners, reached 981 children and youth. Financial literacy awareness sessions were offered to children, youth, and adults, including sessions on saving and spending. The skills taught included making reusable sanitary pads, which the children learned from the Empowerment for Girls’ Education (EGE). Furthermore, students from the Makerere University Business School had the chance to attend a lecture organized by the Bank of Uganda. The Week ended with a visit to the Bank of Uganda Money Museum, where children attended a Youth Social and Financial Education Program. The students from the Empowerment for Girls’ Education Project had a chance to visit and learn about the evolution of money.

Junior Achievement Uganda
In partnership with NC bank, Junior Achievement Uganda organized a one-day job shadow held at NC Bank Headquarters and its Bugolobi Branch. Four schools participated in key activities, including a presentation and discussions on money matters led by Diana Komukama from NC Bank. The children learned about savings and responsible spending. The individual job shadowing was an opportunity for the students to understand work ethics and practices. It introduced them to a way money can be earned in an ethical way, work relations and, above all, professionalism.

I Profile Foundation
During GMW2018, the I Profile Foundation, in collaboration with Mixa Kids, organized a week of financial literacy lessons for children with emphasis on money history, budgeting, spending, saving and earning, and more. The focus of this event was on girls and igniting their entrepreneurship potential, with the theme #hermoneymatters, derived from the GMW2018 theme. The children were tasked to come up with ideas to boost the economic development of different countries. To end the Week, the foundations organized a Grand Finale event with participants from the various schools, their parents and teachers. Here students had the opportunity to enjoy a series of activities, including a mini conference on money matters and economic development, a mini market to act as a platform to boost the children’s savings, a quiz session about financial literacy, a pitching session, and inspirational talks from kidspreneurs. Prizes and certificates were awarded to the participants.

Hearts Extended Uganda
During Global Money Week 2018, Hearts Extended Uganda and their partners, Austin Foundation Uganda (an NGO that advocates for people with special needs) reached 20 children from the Silent Angels Special Center. Silent Angels is located in Kampala and their objective is to make life meaningful for special needs children. Global Money week presented the organizations with the opportunity to implement our financial inclusion objective and involve children at the Silent Angels Centre in money matters. The organizations, focus on delivering healthcare and education to children with special needs, including those with Downs Syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy. Hearts Extended Uganda and Austin’s Foundation Uganda believe that special needs children are still part of future generations and can contribute to their communities and national economy. For GMW2018, their aim was to ensure the children developed skills that will enable them lead sustainable and independent lives and generate and income part of which they can save. At this year’s event, the children and support staff were encouraged to save and all the participants received piggy banks. Targets were set and shared amongst staff who have agreed to conduct weekly monitoring of savings progress and eventually open bank accounts for the children to track their saving.


2017 Uganda Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 17000

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 60 000

The Private Education Development Network (PEDN) coordinated the 2017 Global Money Week activities in Uganda under the theme “Learn, Save, Earn”, bringing together partners in Uganda such as Bank of Uganda, National Curriculum Development Center, Financial Institutions, Civil Society Organizations, Media Houses and many others.

The Global Money Week in Uganda was officially launched on 27th March, 2017 at a high profile event at Makerere University Business School by officials from the Bank of Uganda, financial institutions, United Nations Representatives, NGO’s and youth. This event was also used to launch the #BankTheYouth Campaign by United Nations Capital Development Fund and the SchoolBank project by PEDN and CYFI.

Throughout the Global Money Week PEDN along with other partner’s carried out 15 events with over 179 activities allover Uganda. The activities included: drama skits, debates, radio talk shows, inspirational talks, and exposure visits, songs, among others.

High-level discussions, seminars, and other educational sessions were organized for the youth through inspirational talks with bank officials and corporate leaders and mentors, job imitations with their role models to help them have a clear perception of life and that they can be able to achieve the goals if they set their plans form the start. Financial education articles competitions in schools, skits and plays, poems, songs were organized at the different schools and organizations to bring out the fun that comes with the Global Money Week Celebrations. Articles about the Global Money Week and money appeared in the national newspapers throughout the week leading to a wider awareness about the campaign and money as a whole country wide.

The Bank of Uganda also opened up its doors by inviting the general public to visit the Bank of Uganda Money Museum where they learned about the evolution of money, as well as received financial literacy.

I Profile Foundation along with partners reached 1000 children and youth through visits to different schools and communities. Financial literacy awareness sessions and sessions for money history, saving, budgeting, spending and entrepreneurship skills were held. Be your own boss challenge, where kids were tasked to do different entrepreneurship activities, was a highlight of Foundation’s activities.


2016 Uganda Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Private Education Development Network (PEDN)
  • The National Curriculum Development Centre

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Aflatoun, East Africa Business Week, Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited, Citi Foundation, DFID, The New Vision (Pakasa Vision), Opportunity International, Amani Initiative, Private Education Development Network (Aflatoun partner)

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 14th - 19th of March

TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH ENGAGED:

  • 1 000 000

Uganda observed yet another exciting Global Money Week this year, reaching more than a thousand children and youth through GMW activities such as debates, drama, poetry, youth dialogues, an essay writing competition, educational visits to banks and media campaigns on savings. Students under the Aflateen and ‪GEC‬ programs spent quality time at Citibank Uganda, Opportunity Bank Uganda Ltd. and the New Vision for a ‪”Meet ‬& Mentor” session with the CEOs of these organizations. The students were treated to educational and motivational presentations on topics including finance, banking as well as career choices. ‬‬‬‬‬

2015 Uganda Money Week

PARTICIPANTS:

DATE IF THE EVENT:

  • 15th – 16th of March

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED:

  • 200

Uganda Global Money Week activities were led by the National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC) with a debate and an essay competition on 15th and 16th March. The following schools took part: Kiggo Lunya Primary, Star Primary, Lake Victoria Entebbe Primary, Kibiri Church of Uganda Primary, Namasuba Primary, and Mutungo Primary. These activities were organized to show the learners the benefits of saving for their future from a young age. Learners received tips on how they can save using the little money they get and what they can do with their savings. This will inspire them to start small saving habits and enable them to start entrepreneurship activities so that they can earn money and save for needs that their parents cannot provide for.

The local Children International office in Kampala, Uganda just began implementation of the Aflatoun program in 2014. To kick-start the program, eight children participated in the International Aflatoun Skype call with children from Moldova. The children learned more about what Aflatoun is and how the children of Moldova save money and create enterprises


2013 Uganda Money Week

NAME OF THE ORGANIZING ENTITY:

  • National Curriculum Development Centre

PARTNERS:

  • Bank of Uganda
  • GIZ (German organisation)
  • PEDN
  • City Bank

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 15th - 21st of March

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED:

  • 700

Music, Dance and Drama Competition within ten schools took place during Global Money Week 2014. The activity was organized by National Curriculum Centre and was sponsored by Bank of Uganda and GIZ. National Curriculum through the music specialist developed a set piece, which was sung by all schools. Schools, both primary and secondary, had to come up with a drama, a creative dance and a poem.

The activities of the day started with a rally along the roads of Kamwokya,a Kampala suburb. All the children were holding posters calling upon people to join them in reshaping the future of finance. The activities started with an opening speech by the organizers and by singing the set piece by the schools.

All participants received certificates, and trophies were given to winners.