GMW Bus Delivering Financial Literacy Workshops Around the Country
Launch drawing, photo and essay competitions around creative themes like: ‘Why is it important to save?’, ‘My dream bank’, ‘My money tree with dreams’, ‘What are you saving for?’, ‘Money Matters Matter’, ‘If I were an entrepreneur, which business I would own?’, ‘My dream job in the future’ or ‘My business idea.’ Also, savings competitions would be a great idea! And, so many more!
The Emirates Foundation Mobile Bus travelled to the Taweya exhibition in Sharjah and received more than 700 visitors. Financial literacy workshops were delivered to students from all ages and more than 35 schools visited the bus.
The Mobile Bus was stationed outside the main entrance of Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi’s largest mall, where students started visiting the bus and explored the information material inside. Fun educational activities took a place during the workshops. That included quizzes on financial literacy topics such as savings, budgeting and investing. Emirates Foundation customized savings mugs were distributed to winners. Inclusion is at the heart of what the Emirates Foundation preaches and practices. Global Money Week reached out to friends at the AL Noor Centre for Special Needs. Fun filled activities were conducted for students of the center. Children were introduced to the bus and then spent an hour familiarizing themselves with the audio-visual aids on board. The iPads in the bus, which are filled with fun and educational games, kept the children engaged for the first half of the session. This was followed up with a savings activity in which the Emirates Foundation customized savings mugs were distributed to all the students and students were taught how the mugs are to be used, why it’s important to save and all the great things we can buy with our savings!