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2018 Suriname Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS)

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Ministry of Education
  • 2 schoolS

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • Not reported

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • Not reported

Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS)
Suriname’s GMW2018 launch event took place at MULO Kerklaan Junior High, in the presence of the Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname, the Minister of Education Science and Culture, Central Bank staff, students, teachers and the media. The event consisted of speeches delivered by the school director, the Minister of Education and the acting Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname, Mrs. Ingeborg Geduld. During Global Money Week 2018, financial education activities were carried out at two junior schools. The school visits were used as a pilot project for a school visits program, which is planned to take place across Suriname in 2019. The activities that took place included: 

  • Money Tree - the main goal of this activity is to create awareness of savings. The educational game teaches the students to save for a certain purpose and provide insights into how they can accurately keep track of how much they have saved.
  • Functions of the Central Bank (Online game) – the aim of this activity was to inform students about the functions of the Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS) and explain the role of the CBvS in relation to money. The activity was executed through a multiple-choice online quiz, which followed a short movie.
  • Money Lab – the students learned about the security features in the SRD-banknotes and were taught to recognize the authentic features of the banknotes. The aim was to help students spot counterfeit SRD-banknotes. With the help of a light box and a magnifying glass, the students searched for the security features of the SRD banknotes under the guidance of a CBvS employee.
  • Saving Quest Board Game – the students learned about savings by completing various assignments they encountered while playing the game. They were divided into two competing teams and they played against each other. The group that saved the most within 25 minutes won.
  • Workshop on Money Management – the workshop aimed to teach the students about the importance of money management through interactive sessions.

Before GMW2018, the Central Bank of Suriname distributed a press release to all media companies in Suriname. On the second day, the media covered the activities of GMW as headline news. Interviews were given on radio, TV and newspapers for further explanation on the aim of GMW. A popular Youth News Television Program “10 Minuten Jeugd Journaal” also provided coverage on GMW. Furthermore, the coordinator of GMW2018 in Suriname and a commission member were interviewed for a television talk show, Panorama.


2017 Suriname Global Money Week

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Global Money Week 2017 was opened in Suriname by the Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname on 27 March 2017. Students from the secondary level presented poems and songs as part of this launch event.

Throughout the Week, the Central Bank of Suriname, along with partners, planned to reach 1000 children and youth through a mini fair. This fair was for secondary level children, aged 12 – 16.

As part of the Global Money Week celebrations, high-level discussions, seminars and other educational sessions were organized by the Central Bank of Suriname. Various institutions gave presentations about the themes of Global Money Week such as money, saving, daily money management, insurance, pensions, investment, entrepreneurship and more.


2016 Suriname Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATION:

  • Central Bank of Suriname

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Education

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 07 - 20th of March

From March 7th until March 11th Suriname celebrated the Great Arithmetic Week. During this week teachers received and followed workshops about different tools to be used during activities in the frame of the Great Arithmetic Week. Additionally, primary-, secondary and Tertiary schools visited the Global Money Week Fair.

There were different activities for children about money and savings, for instance, 'electronic activities', an activity in which children filled out how much they saved after completing multiple exercises. This amount must be place in a “save tree”.

Workshop Another activity was an entrepreneurial workshop for youth about how to invest your money.

Coin Counter Visitors got a brief introduction of coins in Suriname and how they work. The children were told about sorting, command and were given instructions to build their own sorting machine.

Financial Kids Corner was an activity based on the 5 themes of GMW: Money, Saving, Entrepreneurship, retirement, and insurance. The children manufactured the following objects: 1. a Money Box: manufacture from a cardboard in the form of a sleeve, pyramid or box 2. a Money Bag: decorating of felt in the form of a wallet with a knot thereafter

In the Financial Kids Detective activity, students were divided into six groups with each containing five students. The children were provided with some attributes which disguised them as a “financial detective kid” or “financial investigation officers’. These detectives had to follow up on clues to find certain information about the themes of GMW.

Briefing Lessons took place on the themes: Money, Save, Invest, Assurance, and retirement. The briefing lessons were put on Facebook and also given to the children.

The opening of Global Money Week in Suriname included a “Mega Money Power Quiz” between children and directors of the banks, Insurance Company, the Ministry of Finance and Education, and the President of the Central Bank of Suriname. The winner recieved a Global Money Week Coin.


2015 Suriname Global Money Week

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DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 10th – 14th of March

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED:

  • 10 000

PRESS:

For Global Money Week 2015, the Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS) organized a fair in cooperation with Stiching Projekten. All commercial banks in the country were invited to set up a booth and offer financial information to kids and youth in a creative way. In addition to the commercial banks, other institutions such as the Ministry of Education, NGOs and insurance companies also participated in the GMW fair.

The fair was open in the morning session for visits from registered schools. In the afternoon the fair opened for the general public. There were several fun activities for children in the age group of 6-16 years in the fair. Primary school and secondary school students participated in memory games, money counting competition; high school students played the ‘Money Detective’ game, were they learned about the benefits of saving, take an insurance policy, and saving for retirement. A set of activities and workshops were conducted in the afternoon for parents (adults).

In preparation for the Global Money Week celebrations, the Central Bank of Suriname had sent hand-outs to primary and secondary school teachers in late February. The handouts contained lessons on money, saving, daily money management, entrepreneurship, investment, insurance and pension including process activities and questions for the students. An ‘Arithmetic Week’ was conducted between 2 and 5 March for children in primary schools. During the week, the children learned how to calculate and count with money! 125 primary schools participated in the Arithmetic Week.


2014 Suriname Global Money Week

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DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 11th – 14th of March

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED:

  • 7 000

PRESS:

The Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS) organized a Global Money Week Fair this year. They invited all commercial Banks to set up a booth and offer financial information to kids and youth in a creative way. At the opening of the fair there was a round table discussion where kids and youth were able to ask questions to the several bank directors and governor in attendance. In addition, different activities and workshops took place. Primary school pupils were treated to market simulations, memory games, and a money counting competition; high school students played a ‘Money detective’ game, and took part in a financial quiz.

The children fired ' sharp ' questions at the bank directors. “Why should I save? Is it better paying with a debit card or cash? Governor, do you know how much money the country needs?

In the month leading up to Global Money Week CBvS sent hand-outs to the primary school teachers with lessons about money, saving, budgeting, entrepreneurship and investment . This resulted in a financial-themed poster competition and a film competition being held for primary school pupils, and an ‘Arithmetic day’ for kids from about 30 primary schools, where they learned how to calculate and count…with money!


2013 Suriname Global Money Week

NAME OF THE ORGINAZING ENTITY:

  • Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS)

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 11th - 14th of March

Join the Central Bank of Suriname for 2014 Global Money Week celebrations across Suriname. Plans included a Global Money Week Fair, a Poster Competition, a Fim Competition, Radio Talk Show, and an Arithmetic Day.

The activities included primary school pupils, high school students, and secondary high school students.