2017 Turkey Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Capital Market Boards of Turkey
Habitat Association
Visa Europe
Ministry of Development
United Nations Development Programme
Experian Turkey
Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association
Credit Bureau of Turkey
Participating Organizations:
Stock Exchange Istanbul (BIST)
Bosphorus University
Yeditepe University
Bahcesehir University
Dumlupınar University
Darussafaka Society
FODER Cooperate Members such as S&P Global
UBS
ARZUM
BNP Paribas Cardif
KKB
Para Durumu
TEB
UBS
Ortaca Ahmet Ateş Meslek ve Egitim Merkezi
Osmaniye Korkut Ata Üniversitesi
Bağlar Gençlik Merkezi
TEGV Van Feyyaz Tokar Egitim Parki
Edirne Kredi Yurtlar Kurumu
Kirklareli University, Engineering Faculty
Giresun Probation Directorate
Namik Kemal University, Engineering Faculty
Bulent Ecevit University
Dicle University
Necmettin Erbakan University
Hacettepe University
Erciyes University, Engineering Faculty
Kastamonu University
Adana Cukurova University
Harran University
Antalya Akdeniz University
Bursa Uludag University
Izmir Dokuz Eylül University
Istanbul University
Marmara University
Private Sector Volunteers Association (OSGD)
238 volunteer peer educators from 62 different cities of Turkey in ‘Paramı Yönetebiliyorum’ and ‘I Can Manage My Future Now’ projects
Çanakkale On Sekiz Mart University, Uluslararasi Iliskiler Toplulugu
Dumlupinar University,Simav College
Mus Youth Council
Vizyon College High School, Beylikduzu
Vizyon College High School, Basaksehir
Karabuk Youth Centre
Karabuk Youth Centre
Adiyaman Genclik ve Kultur Evi
Canakkale On Sekiz Mart University,Financial Literacy Seminar
Selcuk University,Financial Literacy Seminar
Luleburgaz College, Financial Literacy Seminar
Afyon Dinar Chamber of Commerce
Dumlupinar University, Engelsiz Hayat Toplulugu
Adnan Menderes University, Yenipazar College
Adnan Menderes University, Atca College
Bulent Ecevit University, Financial Literacy Seminar
Meliksah Student Dormitory Nevsehir Training of Trainer, Corum Training of Trainer, Kutahya Training of Trainer, Siirt Training of Trainer, Artvin Training of Trainer
Canakkale On Sekiz Mart University,Ekonometri Toplulugu
Diyarbakir Dicle University,Genc Yaklasim Kulubu
Agri Ibrahim Cecen University,Uluslararasi Iliskiler Kulubu
Bartin University,Bartin Girisimciler Toplulugu
302 High Schools from different parts of Turkey
Number of children reached directly: 101 000
Number of children reached Indirectly: 91 000

During Global Money Week, Habitat Association organized several trainings, financial games, and training of trainers to celebrate Global Money Week, in 62 different cities of Turkey. 21 Universities and over 300 high schools participated in the activities.

Leading organizations, such as Habitat Association, Visa Europe, Turkish Ministry of Development , UNDP, Experian Turkey and the Credit Bureau of Turkey, provided their full efforts to expand financial awareness towards all around Turkey. Financial awareness, credit scores, financial risk management, and budgeting were the main subjects of the lectures.

Also, financial football games played into the training of trainers. At the end of these activities, Habitat Association reached 91169 people.

Indirectly, 911690 people benefited from these activities

An informational video was created by Habitat Association to introduce Global Money Week.

The informational video is available to view through this link:

An important leading stakeholder in Turkey that also participated in Global Money Week and catalyzed collaboration was Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association (FODER). A series of activities and events were led by FODER and its partners:

  • "Ring The Bell" ceremony to open the day: Event took place on 27th of March, Monday morning with ringing the bell of BIST (Stock Exchange Istanbul), with SPK (Capital Markets Board of Turkey), Executive Vice Chairman Emre Önyurt, BIST Chairman of the Board Himmet Karadağ, the Founding Chair of the Financial Literacy, and Inclusion Associaton (FODER) Özlem Denizmen.
  • On 29th of March, there was an event at Yeditepe University. At this event, Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association's Board Member and Vice-Chairman Atilla Köksal, CFA and FODER's Corporate Member S&P Global gave presentations and financial literacy courses that Yeditepe University students could attend. Additionally, other FODER Corporate Members spoke about their projects related to financial literacy and came together with University students at the conference area.

Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association (FODER) organized multiple courses at schools about financial literacy. Istanbul is the main province. Courses started on 27th of March. Trainers went to schools that take part in this event according to schedule. Through events, FODER and members hoped to target 50.000 children in Turkey within the age range of 9 to 25 years

  • In collaboration with FODER and UBS, UBS Turkey employees came together with 333 high school students at Darüşşafaka Schools. Throughout the week, UBS Turkey employees taught financial literacy courses aiming to increase students’ awareness about budget, savings and financial literacy.

Event photos are available to view through this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_kDHIrL2NaIOHIyZ3VQWURZclU?usp=sharing


2016 Turkey Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association (FODER)
Habitat Association
Visa Europe
Ministry of Development
United Nations Development Programme
Experian Turkey
Credit Bureau of Turkey
Participating Organizations:
Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association, SermayePiyasasıKurulu (Capital Markets Board Turkey), Bosphorus University, Yeditepe University, Ottoman Bank Museum, The Interbank Card Center, Özel Sektör Gönüllüleri Derneği (ÖSGD), Öğretmen Akademisi Vakfı (ÖRAV), Borsa İstanbul (BIST), Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası, National Education Directorates, Beyoglu Municipality, Darüşşafaka Cemiyeti, TOG, Türk Ekonomi Bankası, VISA – “Paramı Yönetebiliyorum”, ING Bank, Akbank, Doğuş Grubu - “3 Kumbara”
Date of the event:
14 - 18 March
Total number of children & youth engaged: 97 000
Total indirect reach: 71 000

In honor of Global Money Week, the national Stock Exchange (Borsa Istanbul) hosted a “Ring the Bell” ceremony for children and youth to signal the opening of trade for the day. Schools, youth groups and universities were all invited to visit Borsa İstanbul, in order to have the chance to learn about why the stock exchange exists and how it works, as well as about money, careers, entrepreneurship and business.

Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association (FODER) organized multiple courses in provinces throughout the country about financial literacy, including Istanbul. The trainer-training started on 28 February, when trainers went to schools that would take part in the GMW event, with the aim of targeting 100.000 children and youth in Turkey ages 9 – 26. Furthermore, between 15 - 20 March, the Ottoman Bank Museum opened its doors to youngsters to teach them about money and its history, and Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association’s trainers taught children and youth about different currencies and the history of money. As an interactive study, the students were asked to bring “money” from their households and to write a story about that money. In doing so, FODER strived to increase the students' awareness about the different kinds of currencies and old coins.

The Habitat Association also organized several activities to celebrate Global Money Week, with the support of local NGOs, governmental bodies and companies. Leading organizations, such as the Habitat Association, Visa Europe, the Ministry of Development, UNDP and the Experian and Credit Bureau of Turkey joined efforts for wider participation in inclusion throughout the Week. Around 340 peer educators from all around Turkey prepared local trainings in order to have participants from 81 cities of Turkey involved in the celebrations. Total reach of the Week was approximately 27.000 young people (beneficiaries of the financial literacy trainings). In addition to this, Habitat participated in the GMW Selfie competition and photo competitions, organized financial education games, a visit to the money museum, business and financial institutions, radio talks, local media press and several plays in order to support child-centred learning on financial education. Furthermore, the participants of the “I Can Manage My Future Now!” project had free access to a credit score system in order to have wider understanding of credit ratings and future banking analysis.

This year’s GMW initiatives played an important role in the financial inclusion of young people throughout Turkey!


2015 Turkey Global Money Week

Participants:
Capital Market Boards of Turkey
FODER and Para Durumu
Borsa İstanbul
Habitat Kalkınma ve Yönetişim Derneği
Paramı Yönetebiliyorum (I Can Manage My Money)
Habitat Center for Development and Governance (Youth for Habitat)
VISA Europe Istanbul Office
Financial Literacy and Access Association
Hacettepe University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Date of the event:
9th – 17th of March
Number of children reached:
43 600

Throughout Global Money Week, Foder and its partners held different courses via their volunteers and trainers. Small pocket books were prepared and distributed to 9 – 11 and 12- 14 year old children. Hand notes of children were published on the Foder website (www.fo-der. org). The notes clearly showed the effect created by the trainings. Children mentioned that although they had not thought of savings before, they will start saving going forward.

Habitat Center for Development and Governance organized a series of activities for Global Money Week. A UNDP podcast covered the project and its Global Money Week activities. The podcast was broadcasted primarily on university radio channels. On 16 March, fashion designer Irina Tosheva from Macedonia met Socile me group from the Bahcesehir University in a special Global Money Week star talk and shared their social enterprise experiences. On 17 March, Korkmaz Yi it Anadolu High school students met CYFI staff and talked about financial awareness. A primary school teacher gave training to 11 year olds and organized a Global Money Week closing party at their school. 800 students at Manisa Celal Bayar University and 250 students at Kütahya Dumlupınar University followed a literacy training where the speakers spoke about financial awareness and entrepreneurship.

“I Can Manage My Money” (Paramı Yönetebiliyorum) is a project developed by Visa Europe, Turkish Republic Ministry of Development, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Habitat Center for Development and Governance. The project conducted 73 training sessions in 24 provinces, where they taught approximately 6800 young people about financial literacy and budget management as part of the celebrations. 300 entrepreneurs participated in eight exclusive trainings conducted for them.

Four different groups of students learned about budgeting using the drama technique. Advocacy meetings were held with the support of local governments of Isparta, Burdur, Ku adası and Denizli during Habitat’s young friendly cities local democracy project. Local governments stated that they will develop strategies for participatory youth-friendly budgeting. The economic authorities of Turkey also gave a speech at Hacettepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences related to economic issues. Around 300 students were present.

 

2014 Turkey Global Money Week

Participants:
Paramı Yönetebiliyorum (I Can Manage My Money)
Habitat Center for Development and Governance (Youth for Habitat)
VISA Europe Istanbul Office
Financial Literacy and Access Association
Capital Market Boards of Turkey
Hacettepe University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Halkbank
Halibank
FODER and Para Durumu
Date of event:
10th – 17th of March
Number of children reached:
1 900

A number of organizations across Turkey planned Global Money Week events and activities as part of the 2014 worldwide celebrations. "I Can Manage My Money” (Paramı Yönetebiliyorum) is a project developed by Visa Europe, in coordination with Turkish Republic Ministry of Development, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Habitat Center for Development and Governance. The project has conducted 21 training sessions in 14 provinces, where they taught around 1500 young people about financial literacy and budget management. During Global Money Week they also promoted their online money management training module which has reached nearly 1000 people so far.

Habitat Center for Development and Governance (Youth for Habitat) conducted 20 training sessions in 13 different provinces in Turkey with 15 volunteer trainers during the entire week.

The Istanbul Office for VISA Europe conducted face to face education sessions in several cities with an initial aim to reach 2000 people and online education sessions to reach 5000 people. They also organized a Youth Talk at Boğaziçi University.

The NGO Financial Literacy and Access Association arranged a “Learn Money Week” during the Global Money Week where they gave fun financial lessons on money, saving, investing and donation to children in the age range of 9-14.

The Capital Market Boards of Turkey dedicated a space on their website to broadcast Global Money Week’s values and Turkey’s celebrations.

Youth Talks about Personal Finance Topics were conducted at Hacettepe University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. During these talks a Halkbank manager and Halibank financial specialist informed second year college students about financial issues, bank accounts, saving and investment, using credit card, financial instruments, financial literacy etc. This was followed by a question and discussion session. The guest lectures shared some financial materials with the students.

In the lead up to Global Money Week, FODER and Para Durumu designed a series of training materials and videos which they used to train 50 volunteers to deliver financial education workshops to schools in and around Istanbul province during Global Money Week. Additional volunteers from the local Credit Bureau and Private Sector Volunteer Association were also added to the FODER program. All activities in schools during the week were promoted on the Para Durumu website and through local print, TV and social media. In total, 200 schools and 117 volunteers were involved in the workshops in schools, reaching approximately 20,000 children between the ages of 8 and 10.

 

2013 Turkey Global Money Week

Name of organizing entity - Habitat Center for Development and Governance (Youth for Habitat)

Partners - Visa Europe

Date of the event - 15th and 21st of March

Number of children reached - 60

“This week we had a special group from a university. Students were aged 17-20 and they were international students who are doing their Bachelor’s here in Istanbul. They were excluded from the financial sector since they only have a resident permit and so banks were not giving them cards. We had a chance to talk about this issue with bank managers.” Habitat Center for Development and Governance.

During Global Money Week in Turkey, regional training were held in Diyarbakir with the involvement of 24 young people from 8 different cities from all over the South Eastern part of Turkey. The youth had the opportunity to share their experiences with the Bank Manager.

Students also participated in a video chat with Estonian youth where they explained their activities and compared their financial educational programs.