2017 Senegal Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
E.A.B
Aflatoun Sénégal
J.O.B (Juniors Operators in Business)
Centre FAYDA
Participating Organizations:
AFLATON
BCEAO
BOA
CBEAO
CSE
ECOBANK
E.A.B
FAYDA
JONI JONI
ministère des finances
ministère de l’éducation
ministère de l’environnement
Orange
TIGO
WARI
Number of children reached directly: 800
Number of children reached Indirectly: 1 100

The Global Money Week Committee in Senegal, composed of J.O.B, Aflatoun, the Bilingual School (E.A.B) and other partners, reached over 800 children and young people during several events.

Two visits were organized to the BRVM Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO). During the visit, the participants had the opportunity to open the stock exchange. In addition, they visited the Money Museum located at the BCEAO.

Furthermore, awareness raising sessions were organized to emphasize the importance of saving. Besides these sessions, seminars on the main theme of the Week “Learn. Save. Earn” were organized by Aflatoun Senegal as well as the Youth Cultural Centre Yoff.

At the end of the celebratory week, a finance fair took place at the Bilingual School (E.A.B) in Dakar.


2016 Senegal Global Money Week

Leading:
YES Senegal
Ecole Supérieure de Management Stratégique (ESMS)
Participants:
Ecobank Senegal
Date of the event:
14-20 March
Total number of children & youth engaged: 292
Total indirect reach: 130

To join the GMW2016 celebrations, YES-Senegal organised a visit to Ecobank with over forty children, in order for them to learn about the role and services of the bank. The Ecole Supérieure de Management Stratégique organized a special classroom session about household savings. Students presented on this topic and invited Mr. Diouf, economist and former banker at the BOA, to talk to students afterwards about the importance of saving, giving them the opportunity to exchange ideas and ask their questions.

"Investment is a specific instrument for entrepreneurship, and he who speaks about investment speaks about saving.” Papa Seydou NDAW, GMW coordinator at the ESMS
"Earning money is one thing, but using it rationally is another.” Papa Seydou NDAW
 

2015 Senegal Global Money Week

Leading:
Partenariat pour la Mobilisation de l’Epargne et le Crédit Au Sénégal (PAMECAS
La Commission Pédagogique de l'APE /Lycée D'Excellence Privé Birago Diop de Dakar (LEPBD
Le Centre Sportif FAYDA
Participants:
BCEAO Senegal (The Money Museum)
Orange Money
Allianz Sénégal assurances (SOCIÉTÉS D'ASSURANCE)
Femme Développement et Entreprise en Afrique (FDEA)
UNCDF in Senegal
Cité Scolaire Internationale-Ecole Actuelle Bilingue
Press & Media:
MOURCHID TV
Date of the event:
9th - 17th of March
Number of children reached:
2 845

For the Global Money Week 2015 celebrations, the leading Child and Youth Finance International partners organized many activities to promote the cause for financial education and inclusion for children and youth. La Commission Pédagogique de l'APE and Le Centre Sportif FAYDA organized a visit to the the Money Museum at the BCEAO Senegal (la Banque Centrale des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest) for students of Lycée d'Excellence Privé Birago Diop de Dakar (LEPBD) and Cité Scolaire Internationale-Ecole Actuelle Bilingue. The students got an opportunity to view the exhibits at the museum, gain knowledge about BCEAO agencies in other countries, and the means of payments in West Africa and rest of the world.

Other activities included an awareness session about saving for parents, children and youth; conference and discussion on saving; introduction to mobile banking services for students; presentation on banking services; opening of accounts for students; and Aflatoun Day celebrations.

Speakers at the different conferences highlighted the importance of savings as catalyst for increasing economic activities leading to the development of individuals or countries. PAMECA (a confederation of financial institutions) made a presentation to parents, students, and youth from different backgrounds about different options and products for children and youth to stimulate savings at an early age.

Orange Money organized a session for parents, children and youth on how they can save by using their mobile commerce/transaction platform.

Allianz Assurances presented details of its savings products on offer for the youth group.

During the presentations youth were urged to evaluate the choices available and choose the most suitable product for themselves.

In her address, the spokesperson from FDEA urged on the need to prioritize needs in order to streamline the available resources and the importance of planning to achieve results.

The participants appreciated the sessions on importance of savings for their children. For example, parents acknowledged that such event, if organized often, could better equip children in managing their money and they will be able to avoid traps and misuse of their money.

On Aflatoun Day, Centre Sportif FAYDA conducted fun activities on the different financial themes for students of Cité Scolaire Internationale-Ecole Actuelle Bilingue.

 

2014 Senegal Global Money Week

Participants:
PAMECAS Senegal
Lycée Blaise Diagne
Date of the event:
8th - 19th of March
Number of children reached:
1 500

Partenariat pour la Mobilisation de l'Epargne et le Crédit au Sénégal (PAMECAS) organized a Global Money Week Walk on the 8th March which took place with the theme of “Libres par essence, femmes réclament tes droits” which means “Free by Essence, Women claim your Rights!” The walk encouraged young girls and women to know their financial rights and to take their financial future into their own hands so that they have the chance to grow up to be independent and autonomous.

During the rest of the week, PAMECAS took part in video chats and gave a talk to students in Lycée Blaise Diagne on financial education, functions of financial institutions and the importance of saving and opening a bank account. They also helped many of their students open bank accounts during the week. They ended the week with a Literary Café where a number of famous writers in Senegal were present to chat with the youth about saving up in order to follow their dreams.