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2018 Qatar Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Qatar Financial Center, QNB, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, WestBay Consultancy

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Bedaya
  • INJAZ
  • Qatar Financial Markets Authority
  • Qatar Stock Exchange
  • Qatar University College of Business Economics
  • UNODC

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 1 300

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 310 000

Qatar Financial Center
After joining GMW celebrations for the first time in 2017, Qatar aimed to expand its reach during GMW2018, by partnering with local organizations to roll out the program to more primary schools and students. The official opening of Qatar’s GMW was attended by the Netherlands Ambassador to Qatar, and high-ranking officials from other leading partners. The event was widely covered by all the main newspapers and other social media outlets. Guest lessons in primary schools was the core activity during GMW celebrations in Qatar. In addition, several side events were organized. Using the material provided by the Netherlands-based Money Wise Platform (“Wijzer in Geldzaken”), the Qatari Ministry of Education nominated a number of Qatar schools to participate as a pilot. To make this possible, the lesson material was translated into English and Arabic. In addition to the nine Qatari schools selected by the Ministry, five international schools also participated. A total of 39 guest lessons were given to around 1,200 students.  Several school classes visited the Qatar Stock Exchange. The QFMA delivered a workshop for Qatar University students on ‘Global Money Week’, where they discussed matters from simple savings all the way up to securities and the role of the Capital Markets in the Financial Markets. Many volunteers helped make the event a possibility and were recruited by GMW sponsors such as QNB and Qatar University. It was a very successful week that received praise for the professional way in which the program was set up, partners and volunteers were recruited, and logistics and communication were arranged. All partners have expressed the wish to continue the program in the coming years.


2017 Qatar Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATION:

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Five Classes of the circuit LanguageOne in Doha

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 200

2017 is the first year of the Global Money Week in Qatar. This edition targeted mainly Dutch children and youth in the country. The main aim of the initiative was to raise awareness and involve more local schools in participating in the events next year.

Members of the Dutch Business Council hosted workshops for 5 classes of students through the circuit “LanguageOne” in Doha. Moreover, a charity ice-skating event was organized in Villaggio Mall. This was a fundraising experience for the kids involved, teaching them the value of money and saving for a noble cause.