Global Money Week

2017 Guinea Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Fonds National pour l’Insertion des jeunes (FONIJ
Plan International

Participating Organizations:
bcrg
afriland first bank
sgbg
ecobank
sky bank
fi bank
credit rural
banque mondiale
yette mali
Ministere de l’enseignement pré-universitaire
Ministere de l’enseignement superieur
Ministere de l’economie et des finances
Ministere de l’action sociale de la promotion feminine et de l’enfance

GMW in Guinea is important to maintain a successful policy of financial inclusion among young people and children.

The National Fund for the Insertion of Young People (FONIJ) and Plan International Guinea are working to promote entrepreneurship through GMW.

During Global Money Week 2017 several activities will be organised. TV / Radio program will be held to interact with the general public. The idea is to organize interactive TVs and radios discussions to talk about the Global Money Week, its goals and the existing perspectives for a financial inclusion policy.

The partners (FONIJ, Plan International, BCRG, primary banks, MFIs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of pre-university and higher education) will be part of the communication campaign. The TV/Radio program will be pre-recorded and will be broadcasted on Guinea's two largest television channels as well as radio stations and websites during the evening of the launch of the week.

There will be an official ceremony where young people, children, partners and other guests will speak to mark the official launch of the 2017 GMW activities in Guinea.

Throughout the week a Round table around the SchoolBank project will be held. All the partners involved in the project will join the round table for a 2 hours’ debate, not only to discuss on the project content but also and especially on how to implement the project.

This year students will have the opportunity to participate to financial education games. The aim will be to put children into an exercise of self-education in terms of finance. Organize a special game with notions related to money, savings and its future, will allow the children to communicate a different message about finance.

Additionally, a competition about business creation projects will take place. This activity will involve young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to support them to present their ideas to representatives of funding institutions. The competition will select the 5 best projects, on criteria related to job creation, income generation and innovation. During the week students will have the opportunity to visit Banks and Microfinance Institutions and they will learn about the role of these institutions.


2016 Guinea Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Fonds National pour l'Insertion des Jeunes (FONIJ)
Plan International Guinea

Participating Organizations:
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Ministry of Pre-university Education and Literacy
Ministry of Youth
Comité National de Lutte contre le Sida
Fundation of the First Lady of the Republic of Guinea
Prefecture of Forecariah
Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea
Afriland First Bank
Crédit Rural de Guinée
Ecobank
Skye Bank
Société Générale des Banques en Guinée
Bicigui
Yete Mali
La Coordination des ONG et Associations de Guinee

Date of the event:
14th - 20th of March

Total number of children & youth engaged: 5 170
Total indirect reach: 1 000

Three Ministries and the Foundation of the First Lady supported Global Money Week to become a national event in Guinea this year!

2016 was the second year Guinea participated in Global Money Week, and reached over 4,000 children and youth, thus increasing the size of the celebrations compared to last year’s edition. This increase in participation was achieved through a very complete set of activities in Conakry and Forecariah based on the “Take part. Saving smart!” theme. These events were covered by media (radio and newspapers), which helped to spread the word about GMW celebrations in the country.

The GMW celebrations were launched in Conakry on 14 March, with a national conference at Bluezone de Kaloum to present the purpose of the Week and the importance of financial education, savings and supporting entrepreneurship. This event alone mobilized over 2,100 children and youth in total. A debate with the children then addressed the following questions: “What is the utility of money?”, “What does it mean ‘to save’?”, “Why is it important to save and what are we saving for?”, “What are smart saving habits?” and “Do you think saving can guarantee ones future?”

In Forecariah, four elementary schools and two high schools competed with each other during a two day financial education game, with questions related to money and savings. Over 2,000 students and prefectural authorities attended this event. The government-related Fonds National pour l’Insertion des Jeunes (FONIJ) and Plan International Guinea, the two leading organizations of the Week, also planned student visits to four banks so that the youth could learn about banking practices and the history of Guinean money.

Finally, the week closed on Saturday with a round table discussion in Forecariah on the topic of: "How to boost entrepreneurship". As part of the round table, 15 NGOs met with children to discuss financial inclusion; these children also had the opportunity to receive advice from young entrepreneurs.

Through this program, the Guinean Global Money Week involved very diverse participants and therefore considerably boosted awareness on financial education in all spheres of society.


2015 Guinea Global Money Week

Leading:
Ministry of Youth and Youth Employment
FONJI
Plan International (Guinea)
State Ministry of Economy and Finance
The first lady’s office
The central Bank
Ministry of post university Education and Literacy
Société Générale des Banques en Guinée
Afriland First Banque
First Internationale Banque
Ecole primaire FREDERICO MAYOR de Sandervalia
Press and Media:
National Radio
National Television
Facebook
And local newspaper
Date of the event:
9th - 23rd of March
Number of children reached:
3 500

GMW was celebrated in Guinea for the first time in 2015. The event was organized by le Fonds National pour l’insertion des jeunes (FONIJ) in collaboration with Plan Guinea. The event brought together keys officials from the national authority that have children’s interests at the heart of their actions. The event provided a valuable networking opportunity for various agencies that promote economic wellbeing of children and youth and set the stage for further cooperation.

Week-long conferences and debates were organized around GMW 2015 theme of “Save today. Safe tomorrow“. Children and youth discussed issues related to finance with the politicians, bankers, entrepreneurs, and experts. Theatre or artistic presentations provided children an opportunity to creatively express their views on financial, commercial and entrepreneurial situations from their lives. ‘Saving for a better future’, a youth and VIP discussion to gather youth voices for meaningful futures actions was undertaken. Bank tours were also organized for children and youth.

During the various talks, featured speakers elaborated on the inculcating saving culture of youth and adults. The importance of making the right choices in life and how they affect the future was also highlighted.

In addition to educating about money and savings, the various events conducted during GMW 2015 also provided the youth a platform to meet, discuss and exchange views with some of the VIP of the country. They shared different challenges that they face in education, employment and entrepreneurship. The need for the government intervention and political will in creating favorable conditions for economic citizenship for children and youth strongly resonated in comments and interactions.

The weeklong GMW celebrations were well received.

For more information on different activities of Money Week in Guinea visit the following website: http://www.fonijguinee.org/

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