Plan Workshops & Lessons

Hold sessions to raise awareness on the importance of financial education amongst youth and other participants of GMW. Through these workshops you will help to empower young people, with practical skills involving money and livelihoods.

Examples could be: ‘how to open a bank account’, ‘how to manage money wisely’, ‘starting a business’, ‘applying for a job’, etc. Also, you can hold informative lessons on the financial products banks offer, and what they can mean for young people. Civil society organizations can help to publicize workshops and assist with hosting them in various regions or local areas.

EXAMPLE
Pakistan National Rural Development Program (NRDP) during GMW2017

About 205 workshops, seminars, discussions, sport events, art competitions and educational sessions were organized under the GMW 2017 theme “Learn.Save.Earn.” in different parts of the country, both in cities and rural areas, to educate and engage children and youth.

Through the celebration of GMW 2017 and the planned activities, the NRDP aimed to educate children and young people on the following areas:
• Their social and economic rights, banking and financial system, importance of savings, money, enterprise and its value to invest in their futures
• Saving habits and money management skills of children and youth
• Livelihood and entrepreneurial skills


EXAMPLE
Network for Education, Children, and Youth (NECY) in Sri Lanka organized lectures during GMW2017

Following the Aflatoun program and method, NECY organized multiple classes and lectures that shared holistic economic citizenship development by imparting a mixture of both child social education and financial education. As well as sharing tips on money management, budgeting, saving, and the different financial products available, NECY also provided a strong focus on the social factors that affects children’s socio-economic decision making. In these lessons and games, NECY has provided an additional focus on child’s rights. These were highlighted by also introducing children to themes that cover their rights and responsibilities, their self-worth, self-confidence, and their roles in improving both themselves and their community. NECY’s program also took an active role in promoting child social and financial education to disabled children and street children, as well as covering themes of socio-economic well-being related to natural resources and local values. In addition, GMW was used as a platform to celebrate the financial enterprises that children were able to establish, focusing on vegetable, recycling, and enterprise fairs that were established in the participating schools.


EXAMPLE
Children International promoting entrepreneurship during GMW2017 in Mexico

Children International Mexico took part in GMW 2017 by promoting an entrepreneurial attitude amongst young people, striving to cultivate self-confidence, determination and selfknowledge aimed at helping young people to learn basic entrepreneurial notions and to discover and develop their talents. This was achieved through trainings and workshops like “Taller de barro”, where children were encouraged to develop verbal and social capacities as a team and “Jugar a ser adulto”, where kids roleplayed as adults, imagining their ideal future jobs and professions.


EXAMPLE
World Vision Mozambique planned financial focused sessions during GMW2017

World Vision Mozambique has continued its participation in GMW since 2014, and it has since reached more than 90,000 children and youth through summits, drama and theatre activities. Sessions for financial education focused on teaching different ways of dealing with money and its importance within society. There was a brief presentation and practical demonstration of savings activities by adult and adolescent savings groups, followed by question and answer sessions between group members. These Q&A sessions were very interactive and gave a clear perspective of Savings Groups to the participants as well as the importance of saving within ones’ life. There were trainings for foster parents, held by FDM, regarding financial education.