Global Money Week

2017 Colombia Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Banca de las Oportunidades
Banco de la República
Ministerio de Educación Nacional
Fundación PLAN
Autorregulador del Mercado de Valores
Fasecolda
Asociación Bancaria y De Entidades Financieras De Colombia
Bancompartir
Fundación Sparkassenstiftung Colombia

Participating Organizations:
Banco Mundo Mujer
Bbva
Casita De La Sabiduria
Colegio "La Salle"
Institución Educativa Almirante Padilla
Institución Educativa El Carmen
Institución Educativa Nazaret
Juanita Garcia Manjarrez
Liceo Moderno Del Caribe
Liceo Panamericano
Pre-Universidad
Secretaría De Educación Municipal
Simon Araujo
Asobancaria
Banco Agrario
Banco Corficolombiana
Banco Corpbanca
Banco Davivienda
Banco De La República Armenia
Banco De La República Barranquilla
Banco De La República Bogota
Banco De La República Bucaramanga
Banco De La República Buenaventura
Banco De La República Cali
Banco De La República Cucuta
Banco De La República Girardot
Banco De La República Honda
Banco De La República Ibague
Banco De La República Ipiales
Banco De La República Leticia
Banco De La República Manizales
Banco De La República Medellin
Banco De La República Monteria
Banco De La República Neiva
Banco De La República Pasto
Banco De La República Pereira
Banco De La República Popayan
Banco De La República Quibdo
Banco De La República Riohacha
Banco De La República San Andres
Banco De La República Sincelejo
Banco De La República Tunja
Banco De La República Valledupar
Banco Finagro
Banco Procredit
Bancolombia
Bancompartir
Bancoomeva
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural Marsella
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural-Apia
Colegio Etnoeducativo Embera Chami
Concentración De Desarrollo Rural
Fasecolda
Fundación Plan
Instituto Santuario
Colegio Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Fundación Gota de Leche
Insituto Nuestra Señora de la Sabiduria
Ce Venadillo
Concentracion Simon Araujo
Crearte
Eucaristico
Gimnacio Modelo Del Saber
I.E. Francisco De Paula Santander
Institución Educativa Las Lajas
Intitucion Educativa San Jose De Orito Sede Nueva Colombia
Plaza Sesamo
Sagrado Corazon De Jesus
San Juan Bautista
Santa Rosa De Lima
Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo
Alta Campana
Alto Cauca
Alto Peñas Blancas
Banco Cooperativo Coopcentral
Bernardo Arias Trujillo
C.E. Jordania
C.E. La Floresta
C.E. Rio Mistrató
Ce Bocas Del Atrato
Ce Estados Unidos
Ce Galleta
Ce Kilómetro Veinticinco
Ce La Pita
Ce Puerto Boy
Ce Puya Del Medio
Ce Santiago De Urabá
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural Guatica
Cent Educ La Florida
Cent Educ Santa Emilia
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural- La Celia
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural- Mistrato
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural-Balboa
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural-Belen De Umbria
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural-La Virginia
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural-Pueblo Rico
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural-Quinchia
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural-Santa Rosa De Cabal
Cent Educ Bto En Bienestar Rural-Santuario
Centro Educativo La Maria
Ciato
Col Tec Agro Taparcal
Col Agr La Inmaculada
Colegio Etnoeducativo Embera Chami
El Tambo
Fermin Lopez
Francisco Jose De Caldas
I.E. Agricola La Florida
I.E. Intercultural Dokabu
I.E. Lorencita Villegas
I.E. Nuestra Señora De La Presentación
I.E.T. Marillac
Ie Nucleo Escolar Rural
Ie Agrícola El Copey
Ie Alto De Mulatos
Ie Álvaro Araujo Noguera
Ie Ángel Millán Perea
Ie Anibal Martinez Zuleta
Ie Blanquicet
Ie Camilo Namen Frayja
Ie Central
Ie Coldesa Amstercol
Ie Comunal San Jorge
Ie Currulao
Ie Desarrollo Rural
Ie El Dos
Ie El Tres
Ie Francisco De Paula Santander
Ie Francisco Luis Valderrama
Ie Fundación
Ie Indigenista El Mango
Ie Jorge Eliecer Gaitán
Ie Las Flores
Ie Lorenza Bustamante Medina
Ie Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento
Ie Manuel Germán Cuello
Ie Mina De Iracal
Ie Monteverde
Ie Nacionalizado Integrado
Ie Normal Superior De Urabá
Ie Nuestra Señora Del Carmen
Ie Nueva Colonia
Ie Nueva Granada
Ie Nuevo Antioquia
Ie Nuevo Oriente
Ie Octavio Mendoza Duran
Ie Piedrecitas
Ie Pueblo Bello
Ie Puerto César
Ie Punta De Piedra
Ie Rafael Uribe Uribe
Ie Riogrande
Ie Sagrado Corazón De Jesús
Ie San José
Ie San José De Mulatos
Ie San Juan Bautista
Ie San Martín De Porres
Ie San Vicente Del Congo
Ie Santa Fe
Ie Sor Matilde Sastoque
Ie Técnico Agrícola San Jose De Oriente
Ie Turbo
Ie Veinticuatro De Diciembre
Ie Veintinueve De Noviembre
Ie Villa María
Ie. Sagrada Familia
Ied Jose De La Luz Martinez
Iet Agropecuario La Victoria
Inst Agric Marsella
Inst Agric Pedro Uribe Mejia
Inst Agro Pio Xii
Inst Agrop Veracruz
Inst Duc Ntra Sra Del Rosario
Inst Edu Inst Mistrato
Inst Educ Miracampos
Inst Guatica
Inst San Pablo
Inst Tecnol De Santa Rosa
Inst. Educ. Juan Hurtado
Inst. Indigena Purembara
Institucion Educativa Pedro Pablo Bello
Institucion Educativa Rural Tambores
Institucion Educativa Santa Ana
Institución Educativa Santo Domingo Savio
Instituto Estrada
Instituto Integrado Irra
Instituto San Andrés
La Bamba
La Floresta
La Marina
La Palma
Laboure
Las Tazas
Lic Gabriela Mistral
Liceo De Occidente
Maria Auxiliadora
Maria Reina
Mata De Caña
Ntra Sra Del Rosario
Nuestra Señora De Los Dolores
Patio Bonito
San Clemente
Santa Elena
Santo Tomas De Aquino
Sausagua
Sede Taiba
Seguros Bolívar
Tec Agrop Naranjal
Tres Esquinas
Bancompartir
Bancompartir
Colegio Cofraternidad de San Fernando
Colegio Nuevo Paraiso
Colegio Cencosistemas
Colegio Emmanuel
Liceo Santa Maria de l Riviera
Liceo Bonanza Siglo XXI

According to Asobancari, for this year celebration, more than 361 activities have been programmed, such as plays, videos, forums, workshops, play talks, storytelling, games, painting, interactive exhibitions, visits, competitions, and so on. More than 150,000 Children and young people will be involved, in schools, universities, mobile classrooms and headquarters of financial institutions or government entities throughout 26 Colombian Departments. All these activities have been built with the aim of achieving a proper use of resources, to strenghten the role of the economy and finances in children and young people’s life and to highlight the importance of the habit of saving.

This initiative is coordinated by the Comité Organizador Global Money Week Colombia, a body that brings together public entities, Banca de las Oportunidades, Banco de la República, Ministerio de Educación Nacional, and private entities, Fundación PLAN, the Regulator of the Stock Market, The Federation of Colombian Insurers and the Banking and Financial Entities Association of Colombia

The synergy that exists around this theme has allowed us to reach agreements on the theme (in line with CYFI guide lines), activities, logos, printed materials, digital activities and advertising strategy, creating even a small website to promote the theme in Colombia and make available free materials for all types of entities or people who want to join the celebration: http://www.sabermassermas.com/gmwcolombia. Similarly, for the 2017 version the “GMW Colombia” has been created: the entity that reached more children and youth will be rewarded with a plaque and a mention on Social Networks, thus promoting the competition and rewarding the effort made.

To develop the Global Money Week activities in 2017, the Sparkassenstiftung Colombia, together with Bancompartir, expects to reach 1 500 chlidren and youth located in different educational institutions through workshops in the city of Bogota. The schools are located in lower income areas of the city.

These days will be focused on transmitting basic financial skills that are applicable in the lives of children and young people. Here, topics such as: the nature of money, the difference between needs and desires, the importance of savings and different ways of saving, steps to develop a savings plan, among other topics will be addressed.

The workshops will also consist of games that will allow children and youth to strengthen acquired knowledge and reflect about the importance of money, where it comes from and what to do with it. Furthermore, they will also be able to acknowledge savings as a way of protecting money, why makes savings useful and how do you do it.

On the other hand, financial education activties will also be carried out with the help of Bancompartir to encourage participants to know the key aspects on how to better organize and plan their money, identify savings opportunities, set savings goal, understand the importance on keeping track of income as well expences and thereby have their personal finances organized.


2016 Colombia Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Ministry of Education
Autorregulador del Mercado de Valores de Colombia - AMV
Asobancaria
Banco de la República
Banca de las Oportunidades
Fundación Plan
Fasecolda
Ministerio de Educación de Colombia

Participating Organizations:
Fiduciaria Central, Fiduciaria de Occidente, SAI Seguridad, Seguros Bolivar, AFP Porvenir, AFP Colfondos, Grupo Corpbanca - Helm, BTG Pactual, Asofiduciarias, Asofondos, Banco Mundo Mujer, Bancompartir, Banco AV Villas, CorpBanca, BBVA COLOMBIA, Jóvenes por las Finanzas, BANCO AGRARIO DE COLOMBIA, FINAGRO, Bancolombia, Davivienda, Bancoomeva, Bancamía, CajaHonor, Fundación Amanecer, Superintendencia Financiera, Seguros Mundial, Financiera Comultrasan, Servimcoop, Contactar, Confincafe, Cooptenjo, Colegio Olga González, Casa de la Cultura (Casa Amarilla), Municipio de Bayunca, Universidad Tecnológica de Chocó, Organización de jóvenes primavera, Comunidad de Candelillas carretera, Comunidad Imbili, Comunidad Tangeral del Mira, Comunidad puertas del Sol, Junta communal Villa Rica, Monitores deportivos, Profesional de juventud de alcaldía Villa Rica, dpto Cauca, Comunidad de San Antonio (Jamundí), Comunidad el descanso, Comunidad Chilvi, Comunidad las Américas, Familias en Acción, Univalle, RCN, Publimetro, Portafolio, Colegio Liceo Patria Primaria y Bachillerato (Ejército Nacional de Colombia), Colegio Nuestra Señora de Fátima (Policía Nacional de Colombia), Colegio Armada Santa Fe de Bogotá (Armada Nacional de Colombia), Aflatoun, Coomuldesa (Aflatoun Partner)

Date of the event:
14th - 19th of March


Total number of children & youth engaged: 116 685
Total indirect reach: 5 572 107

To celebrate Global Money Week, the Ministry of Education specially developed school activities for the Week for 1st – 10th grade teachers. The Ministry wanted both students and the teachers to be more involved with Financial and Economic Education, and sought to increase awareness not only through math, but also through social studies and languages, as basic skills for financial education (such as smart decision making regarding management of natural and financial resources) can be developed through various academic areas. These activities were shared directly with the Secretary of Education of each department for wide circulation amongst schools. The GMW activities were also shared through the website “Red Maestros”, designed for teachers, as a useful tip for their classes.

Furthermore, various contests were organized by the GMW Colombia Committee, which consists of representatives from Banco de la República, Fundación Plan, Banca de las Oportunidades, Asobancaria, Ministerio de Educación, Fasecolda and AMV:

  • In December 2015, the committee organized a contest for the best slogan in Spanish for Global Money Week. There were two winners, one for the best slogan, #AhorroParaMiFuturo, which was used during the celebration, and the other for the most amount of “likes” on Facebook for the proposed slogan. Each winner was awarded a tablet, but the slogan winner also won a free course in personal finances from his ninth grade teachers and a savings workshop given by Banco de la República (the Central Bank).
  • Financial Education Rally with PQR codes
  • The Savings Board contest

A Mobile exhibition about the history of money and bills, as well as the history of entrepreneurs, from Santander, Colombia was also created, along with an exhibit /fair “Education and financial inclusion” with savings workshops for kids and educational material from different organizations that was organized in San Andrés, Colombia. Furthermore, children and youth took part in a “painting the savings landscape” activity, and made messages alluding to saving and saving smart, a walk was organized through the main streets to share these messages with the people around in the municipality of Turbaco.

"It is important to remember that education should be everyone’s commitment and that we are looking to coordinate efforts with national and international actors and organizations that understand the importance of economic and financial education in order to optimize resources and align initiatives that allow for the strengthening of their impact. Global Money Week is one part of this coordinated effort, in which all the organizations involved seek that all children can apply the knowledge they have acquired along with basic and citizenship skills to innovate and learn throughout their life for the development and update of their skills." Ministry of Education, Colombia
"Financial education is a key element in making informed financial decisions. If we manage to start financial education from an early age, children and young people people will develop self-protection and planning skills that will allow them to achieve their dreams."Jeannette Forigua, Presidente del Autorregulador del Mercado de Valores de Colombia

 

2015 Colombia Money Week

Date of the event:
4th – 17th of March
Number of children reached:
1 562 389
Leading organizations:
Banca de las Oportunidades
Asobancaria
Banco de la República de Colombia
Fundación Plan
Ministerio de Educación Nacional
Participant organizations:
Bancamía
Banco Agrario
Banco AV Villas
Banco de Bogotá
Banco de Occidente
Banco Falabella
Banco WWB
Bancolombia
Bancoomeva
BBVA
Cofincafé
Colegio Tomás Rueda (IEDBogotá)
Colegio José Joaquín Castro (IED- Bogotá)
Colegio Juan Evangelista Gómez (IED- Bogotá)
Colpatria
Coofisam
Coopcentral
Cooptenjo
Corficolombiana
Corpbanca
COFORDHE
Consejo Mundial- WOCCU
Crezcamos
Davivienda
Fasecolda
Finagro
Finamérica
Fogafín
Fundación de la Mujer
Fundación Ecoempresas de Colombia
Jóvenes por las Finanzas
Liceo Lorens
Microempresas de Colombia A.C.
SENA – Centro de Servicios Financieros
Servimcoop
Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia

Global Money Week celebrations were led by Banca de las Oportunidades (BbO). BdO is the long-term policy program aimed at expanding access to financial services for the unbanked in Colombia, especially low-income families, micro and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs. BdO, which is managed by Bancoldex, the Bank for Foreign Trade, in association with Banking Association (Asobancaria), the Central Bank of Colombia, and Plan International, organized a variety of activities all over the country.

The Central Bank of Colombia organized a workshop on coins and bank notes for children and youth. Similar workshops were also conducted in its 23 branches.

Asobancaria contributed to spread the messages of GMW values through a strong social media campaign. Asobancaria’s associate institutions took the financial inclusion and education messages to the next level by organizing hundreds of activities, including workshops, games, and visits to financial institutions among others.

BdO and Plan International put together a grand closing ceremony event. Universities, like the University of Groningen, and the Georgetown University, and other organizations such as UniSangil and Youth for Finance took part in a session dedicated to highlight success stories in financial inclusion and financial education.

 

Global Money Weeek 2015 en Colombia

Por tercer año en Colombia se celebró la semana de la inclusión y la educación financiera para niños, niñas y jóvenes. Las celebraciones contaron con el apoyo de entidades que ampliaron las regiones impactadas tradicionalmente, como fue el caso de Quibdó en el Chocó, Fredonia en Antioquia, Tenjo en Cundinamarca, entre otras regiones que se caracterizan por su alto componente de ruralidad.

Entre el 9 y el 15 de marzo se celebró la Semana Internacional de la Educación y la Inclusión Financiera de Niños, Niñas y Jóvenes en Colombia: ‘El futuro está en tus ahorros’, cuyo fin fue profundizar en la importancia del ahorro, el acceso a servicios financieros apropiados y una educación financiera de calidad. Global Money Week, como se conoce a esta iniciativa mundialmente. Este año la iniciativa fue coordinada en Colombia por Banca de las Oportunidades, con el apoyo del Banco de la República, Asobancaria, el Ministerio de Educación Nacional y la Fundación Plan.

El tema central de la semana fue ‘El futuro está en tus ahorros’, el cual se promovió por medio de diferentes eventos organizados por y en colegios, universidades, instituciones gubernamentales, instituciones financieras, miembros de la sociedad civil y comunidades de jóvenes activos en todo el mundo.

En 2015 se logró la participación de 1.562.389 niños, niñas y jóvenes en más de 120 municipios (administratives units). Niños y jóvenes participaron en las múltiples actividades educativas y recreativas que han fueron programadas entre el 9 y el 15 de marzo, en diferentes regiones del país. Se habilitaron colegios, aulas móviles, sedes bancarias, juegos en línea y material interactivo descargable en sitios web a través del cual hubo intercambio de mensajes y chats alusivos al fomento del ahorro.

La agenda de la semana incluyó cine, videos, foros, talleres, charlas lúdicas, lectura de cuentos, juegos, pintura, exhibiciones interactivas, visitas, concursos, entre otras actividades.

Estos eventos estuvieron al alcance de niños, niñas y jóvenes en diferentes ciudades del país: Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, Buenaventura, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Pasto, Manizales, Santa Marta, Valledupar, Ibagué Pacho, Subachoque, La Mesa, Amagá Antioquia, Andes, Ciudad Bolívar (Antioquia), Jardín, Anserma, Neira, Riosucio, Caldas, Manzanares, Salamina, Obando y Santander de Quilichao, Chicoral, Baranoa, Tumaco, Mariquita y Chiquinquirá, Rionegro, El Bagre, Cereté, Sincelejo, Sogamoso, San Vicente del Chucurí, Villavicencio, Quibdó, entre otros.

Una de las principales actividades fue el “Taller de experiencias en el diseño de programas de educación financiera para niños y jóvenes”, que estuvo a cargo de Banca de las Oportunidades y el comité Organizador. El evento se llevó a cabo el viernes 13 de marzo en el que se contó con la participación de expertos internacionales y testimonios de jóvenes beneficiarios de programas de educación financiera, en el marco del evento el Ministerio de Educación Nacional lanzó: “Pioneros del Programa de Educación Económica y Financiera”, se presentó la iniciativa propuesta por Child and Youth Finance International de SchoolBank y se presentaron los resultados preliminares del estudio cualitativo de inclusión financiera para los jóvenes de la provincia del sur de Santander.

Finalmente el Banco de la República presentó el nuevo taller de billetes y monedas para niños y niñas y que se realizó en las 29 casas de cultura del país, durante la semana.

"Este programa acercará a niños, niñas y jóvenes a conceptos que les ayudará a administrar mejor sus recursos y a planear su vida futura [...]”.

Juan Pablo Zárate, Codirector del Banco de la República.

“El reto que tenemos es lograr que todos colombianos sean personas financieramente educadas, con capacidad de tomar buenas decisiones financieras en cualquier etapa de su vida y de desarrollar hábitos responsables que mejoren su bienestar y calidad de vida.”

Santiago Castro, Presidente de Asobancaria

“Iniciativas como el Global Money Week cobran relevancia en un esfuerzo conjunto del sector público y privado en pensar la educación financiera en torno a los niños y adolescentes, como actores de cambio y futuro de las naciones”.

Juliana Álvarez Gallego, Directora de Banca de las Oportunidades

“Desde Plan nos unimos al GMW porque estamos convencidos de que es muy importante brindarle a niños, niñas, adolescentes y jóvenes herramientas en el tema de educación financiera que les permita, la inclusión económica desde muy temprana edad y así cerrar brechas de desigualdad social”.

Gabriela Bucher Balcázar, Presidenta Ejecutiva de la Fundación Plan

 

2014 Colombia Money Week

Participants:
Asobancaria
SENA
Dividendo por Colombia
Banca de las Oportunidades
Save the Children
Children International
Date of the event:
10th – 15th of March
Number of children reached:
483 635
Press:
Canal RCN
Canal Uno
La República
El Periódico
La Cariñosa
Vanguardia
Semana
Mutuum

After a very exciting first experience in 2013, Colombia joined Child and Youth Finance International for the 2014 Global Money Week. This year´s main theme was “what do children and youth want for their future?”, which included topics about why they should save, opportunities that banks could offer to children and youth, positive and negative consequences of handling money and recommendations for decision makers.

The 2014 organizing committee was led by Asobancaria and made up by SENA, Dividendo por Colombia, Banca de las Oportunidades and Save the Children. In addition, they had the participation of 17 of the most important commercial banks, other institutions such as Banco de la República, Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia, Fasecolda, Fogafin, Mastercard and Credibanco, 82 schools and 2 universities. The schedule of activities for the Global Money Week this year was quite diverse and exciting and included financial education workshops at schools, plays and games about the importance of savings, visits to the interactive money museum, storytelling, dramas, and workshops with the materials that the committee has developed. Children and youth visited banks around the country and had the opportunity to talk about savings and to learn how to save for their future. Additionally, they talked about money and its different functions. They were also involved in entertaining initiatives such as theater and games to discuss the savings and their importance. Some institutions gave out piggy banks and all of them used their social media networks (such as Facebook and Twitter) to reach children and youth through shareable financial education content.

Financial education has been definitively enriched by what we all know by now as Edutainment. The organizing committee of Global Money week in Colombia planned a series of fun activities to teach children and youth about the importance of becoming financially fit. The youth learnt through workshops about investment where they were especially interested in the capital market and the different way they can invest. The younger children had fun learning about savings in a mobile classroom. They rode around the city in a bus making their own their own piggy banks.

In Cartagena, over 250 children and youth visited the Banco Caja Social to learn about the banking system and to open their personal savings accounts. A group of youth also participated in the International Aflatoun Skype call in which they exchanged experiences with youth from Guatemala and children from Surinam. In order to promote their financial enterprise, eight youth made a video explaining how they save money through a communal garden. Lastly, a group of over 100 children, youth and adults painted a mural in their community to promote savings and environmental protection.

In Barranquilla, youth participated in the International Aflatoun Skype call, painted a mural in promotion of Aflatoun and savings, and hosted an enterprise workshop in which youth shared their enterprises with peers in their communities in order to spark their entrepreneurial spirit and motivate them to save. The field office also hosted a March of Colors in which 230 youth participated. The purpose of the march was to promote the Aflatoun program and the importance of savings within the community.

 

2013 Colombia Money Week

Name of organizing entity
Central bank of Colombia
Participating organizations
Banco Agrario de Colombia, Corficolombiana, Finamérica, Bancolombia, Helm Bank, Banco de Bogotá, Citibank, Davivienda
Date of the event
15th and 16th of March
Number of children reached
41 000

In Colombia, the celebration was being led and coordinated by Banco de la República, along with Child and Youth Finance International, Save the Children, SENA, Asobancaria, and the Finanzas para el Cambio program. In addition, the national initiative had the support of 16 institutions in the public and private sectors.

This initiative is being recognized and supported by world leaders and major organizations, such as the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, President of the European Council, Herman Achille van Rompuy, and Mexican Presidency of the G-20. More than 41000 children and youth in 29 cities across the country participated simultaneously in various educational and recreational activities alluding saving, such as workshops, theatrical plays, storytellers, graffiti artists, music and dance groups, cinema forums, workshops on the elaboration of piggy and competitions regarding this important topic. Events were held in schools, shopping centers, private sector banks branches and cultural agencies of Banco de la República across the country.

Brian S.E. Mosquera, age 10, shared his experience as a participant in a workshop: “I am excited because Bancolombia came to school today and that bank is good because you can save money and record many checks.” To children and youth had the opportunity to open bank accounts with an opening amount of 0 pesos, retaining their commitment to financial inclusion. A Savings Bank was open in classroom where students from 9th grade started saving coins daily receiving a certificate of each deposit. Rodolfo the mascot of the Bank also took part in the celebrations by teaching children and youth about counterfeit money.

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