Global Money Week

2017 Togo Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Innovation and Connexion World group ( ICW group)
Mérite Internationale de la Jeunesse-Togo ( MIJ-Togo)

Participating Organizations:
Assemblée Nationale Togolaise
Chambre du Commerce et d’Industrie du Togo
Ministère de l’Enseignement Primaire Secondaire et Secondaire
Ministère du Développement à la Base de l’Artisanat, de la Jeunesse et de l’Emploi des Jeunes
Ministère de la communication, de la culture, des Sports et de la formation civique
Ambassade des Etats Unis au Togo
UNICEF au Togo
Direction Nationale de la BCEAO au Togo
Diamond Bank
Antenne Nationale de la Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières ( ANB-BRVM TOGO)
Société de Gestion et d’Intermédiation en Bourse Togo( SGI TOGO)
Ecobank Togo
Atlantique Télécom Tog/Moov Togo
Université de Lomé
Ecole Supérieure des Affaires
UST-TOGO
CIFOP Togo
ESAG NDE
IAEC
Ecole Internationale Togo-Turquie
LE PETIT PRINCE
Coris Bourse Togo
FUCEC
AIESEC au Togo
Synergie Nationale des Jeunes Investisseurs du Togo/National Synergy of Young Investors of Togo ( NASYI Togo)
American Corner de l’Université de Lomé
La fédération des associations de l’Université de Lomé
FSEN TOGO
AKHOMA Coaching
Empact group
Togo Terminal ( Blue Zone Cacavéli)
ESGIS TOGO
ESIG Global Success
ISDI
Collège St Joseph
Collège Protestant
Ecole Internationale Mariam
Le JOURDAIN
LYCEE DE TOKOIN
LA MADONE
LA TOLERANCE
TVT
Radio Lomé
Togo Presse
Kanal fm
Radio Zéphir
Afreepress
Jeunesse info

During Global Money Week 2017 (March 28th - April 01st, 2017), ICW group (Expertise Services, Sustainable Financial Optimization Strategy and Quality Organizational Management) and MIJ Togo (Le Mérite Youth International is the first prize of excellence for young people in the whole world, equipping young people for their life, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed citizens), in collaboration with more than 50 partners, have planned to reach 6,000 young people and children by organizing visits to: the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Togo, the Diamond Bank in Togo, Ecobank Togo, FUCEC, the National Assembly of Togo, ANB-BRVM-Togo, SGI TOGO.

Discussions on WhatsApp and Facebook will be held. During the GMW 2017, sessions on financial literacy awareness will be offered to children, young people and adults, including sessions for stock market investment, entrepreneurship, saving, financial essay writing competition, shopping simulation.

General discussions, seminars, and other educational sessions will be organized: football / CARAVANE GMW Togo, financial summit to discuss the professions for students in the financial field, round table on the importance of the introduction of a financial education program in the Primary and secondary education, panel on the financial challenges for children and young people in Togo (this will be led by tax experts, renowned entrepreneurs and financiers.)

In addition, the 30th of March, the National Antenna of the Togo Stock Exchange will be open to students in order to know effectively the quotations and how the stock market works. During the week, young people will visit some big companies to discover the secrets of entrepreneurial success. In addition, this year, the students of the university will have the opportunity to be in contact with inspiring businesswomen and businessmen in Togo.

At the end of the week, a finance fair will also take place, the management and intermediation societies and partners banks will participate, to talk about their products to children, young people and adults.

Investments, savings, and financial intelligence clubs will be launched in all schools and universities to prepare children and young people to become the key business leaders of tomorrow in the country.


2016 Togo Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Merite International de la Jeunesse du Togo

Participating Organizations:
Fonds National de la Finance Inclusive
Coopec-AD
Association Eliora
Lycée d'enseignement technique et professionnel de Lomé

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

Total number of children & youth engaged: 3 300
Total indirect reach: 3 075

For its fourth consecutive participation in Global Money Week, Merite International de la Jeunesse du Togo had many exciting activities planned for the Week! For example, a workshop was conducted with students to talk about money management and savings. Parents were also involved, with MIJ stressing out the importance of supporting their children and encouraging them to start saving. Parents really appreciated the initiative. In addition, a banking football game was organized for the youth in order to associate financial education with entertaining activities and so that children could learn in a fun an engaging way. Mérite International de la Jeunesse also took youth to visit the financial institutions Fonds National de la Finance Inclusive and Coopec-AD, so that the young people could become more familiar with their purpose and practices as financial institutions, and interact with professionals from the sector. Furthermore, Mérite International de la Jeunesse visited rural areas to raise awareness about the importance of financial education. These events allowed Togolese students to gain information and build knowledge about crucial financial concepts.


2015 Togo Global Money Week

Leading:
Mérite International de la Jeunesse – Togo (MIJ-Togo)
FESEN (Fédération des Syndicats de l’Education Nationale)
FUCEC-Togo (Institution de Micro-finance)
Participants:
Université de Lomé
Ecole Primaire Evangélique d’Avenou
Groupe « ELIORA »
Eglise Evangélique Presbytérienne du Togo, Paroisse district d’Avenou
Association Jeunesse Ouvrière Catholique de l’Eglise Catholique du Togo
Date of the event:
10th - 17th of March
Number of children reached:
2 000

The Global Money Week celebration this year in Togo was a joint effort of Fédération des Syndicats de l’Education Nationale (FESEN), Mérite International de la Jeunesse, FUSEC, a microfinance Institution (Through its Youth start Project) and the participation of four other institutions. The activities included an outreach campaign, a conference debate with children and youth from University of Lomé, l’Ecole primaire Evangélique d’Avenou and l’Association Jeunesse Ouvrière Catholique de l’Eglise Catholique du Togo; conference discussion with parents; workshops and training; awareness raising expedition at le Pic d’Agou (the highest mount in Togo) organized and lead by a group of students; theaters; and lunch discussion on the GMW theme etc. Discussions during the week focused on training children and youth on how they can make a saving plan and be organized to achieve their financial goal.

Organizers of the week long events are committed to continue the task of building sustainable and long term foundation for economic citizenship education programs for children and youth. It is one of the reasons why in addition to discussions with youth and children, awareness activities were conducted with adults (parents) on their role in supporting and inculcating a culture of saving. A total of 300 parents participated.

Moreover, foundation activities for school bank implementations were also conducted. Youth took part in a tour of financial institutions to learn more about the functioning of those institutions. Three financial institutions were visited (FUCEC-Togo; SACCO Echoppe; SACCO Solidarity). Young entrepreneurs who participated in the visit received the opportunity to make a presentation about their businesses to representatives of these institutions.

 

2014 Togo Global Money Week

Participants
Mérite International de la Jeunesse
Ecole Promo Sophia
Institut Polytechnique la Grâce de Dieu
Eglise Evangélique du Togo-Paroisse d’Avénou
Ecole Primaire de L’EEPT-Avenou
Lycée d’Enseignement Technique d’Adidogomé
Complexe scolaire le Cocotier
Institut Polytechnique du Golfe
Ministère du développement à la base et de l’Artisanat de la jeunesse et de l’emploi des jeunes
Ministère de l’enseignement technique de la formation professionnelle et de l’industrie
Institution de Microfinance FUCEC-TOGO
COOPEC AD
Association ASDEFCEG Agoè
Institution de Microfinance FECECAV
Date of the event:
10th – 17th of March
Number of children reached:
3 700

Togo celebrated Global Money Week from start to finish. The organization had activities planned for everyday of the week. Creative activities included an interactive drama about money; an expressive storytelling about the genesis of money; and a share-session where children expressed the dream which they would like to achieve with money that they save. Youth visited various businesses such as the microfinance institutions FECECAV and FUCEC, and small businesses such as a shoemaker and craft business. School students also visited government ministries who deal with child and youth financial education and inclusion. A football competition between schools created awareness amongst young people about the importance of financial education and inclusion. A game about winning and losing money was also played at schools. The organization encouraged youth to follow Global Money Week on Facebook by sharing pictures and videos of activities on Facebook. Workshops and financial education lessons, debates where arranged to teach children and youth about how they can become more financially savvy. Parents were sensitized about the importance of financial inclusion of children and youth.

 

2013 Togo Money Week

Name of organizing entity - Mérite International de la Jeunesse – Togo

Date of the event - 15th - 21st of March

Number of children reached - 3 000

The visit to banks was really appreciated by Headmasters in schools, and professional training centers. It widened the vision of young people about employment opportunities in banks. Children were amazed to discover video cameras in banks and get opportunities to talk to bank managers and other staff members; some of them entered a bank for the first time, opening a bank account and save on their personal saving account.

The theme of Global Money Week in Togo was “Financial Education and Entrepreneurship.” During the Week, activities were organized to give opportunities to children and young people to experience various aspects on financial education, access to financial services, and savings. This was accomplished by visits to banks and opening of new savings accounts – more than 1000 young people paid visit to 25 agencies of a Microfinance Institution named FUCEC-TOGO. Accompanied with this was the introduction of a savings bank for children in order to develop saving culture as an essential skill. Youth also participated in radio talk shows on the issue.

Financial education was also introduced with various games, competitions in music and dances, and artwork.

In order to ensure financial inclusion a conference at the Microfinance FUCEC-TOGO was held. During this week participants had the opportunity to chat with the Executive Secretary of UNCDF (United Nations Capital development Fund).

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