Global Money Week

2015 Costa Rica Money Week

Participants:
Consejo Nacional de Supervisión del Sistema Financiero (CONASSIF), Costa Rican Network for Financial Education, Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (SUGEF), Superintendencia General de Valores (SUGEVAL), Superintendencia General de Seguros (SUGESE), Superintendencia de Pensiones (SUPEN), Central Bank of Costa Rica,Ministry of Education of Costa Rica
Date of event:
9th - 17th of March
Number of children reached:
250

GMW in Costa Rica was officially celebrated by the National Strategy for Financial Education (ENEF). ENEF is a concerted effort by the four supervisory authorities of the financial system – SUGEVAL, SUPEN, SUGESE and SUGEF – in Costa Rica. The Ministry of Education, the Central Bank, the Banking Association and various NGOs came together to spread the message of the importance of financial education to Costa Rican children. More than 30 organizations, including the Ministry of Education, the Central Bank, the Banking Association and various NGOs, joined the GMW 2015 celebrations.

The activities were conducted under the leadership of the National Council of Supervision of the Financial System (CONASSIF), organization that is in charge of advancing the ENEF. During the celebrations, the institutions visited two schools in the Capital. Activities such as games and talks with high-level authorities of the participating institutions were organized. Discussions focused on the importance of savings for a balanced life, responsible use of money, and saving as a family activity.

 

Global Money Week 2015 en Costa Rica

Como parte de la celebración del Día Mundial para las Finanzas de la Niñez y la Juventud y en el marco de la Semana Global del Dinero, la Estrategia Nacional de Educación Financiera (ENEF), en alianza con la organización Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), Costa Rica se une al esfuerzo por desarrollar una cultura financiera en la niñez.

De esta forma, las escuelas Jesús Jiménez, en Cartago, y la República de Guatemala, en Alajuela, fueron seleccionadas este año como parte de la celebración, en la que se les enseñó a niños de segundo y cuarto grado, la importancia del ahorro para la vida, con un lenguaje y metodología acorde a sus edades y nivel de comprensión.

Para el presidente del Consejo Nacional de Supervisión del Sistema Financiero (Conassif), “es fundamental enseñar a nuestros niños el uso responsable del dinero y del ahorro como sano hábito personal y familiar. En este contexto, el movimiento Child and Youth Finance International ha sido un socio con el que compartimos objetivos y valores que buscan mejorar la calidad de vida de las familias. Sembrar la semilla desde edades tempranas generará excelentes resultados en el futuro.”

En el evento también se contó con la participaron los jugadores de fútbol José Leiva del Club Sport Cartaginés y Harry Rojas de Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, quienes compartieron con los niños experiencias alrededor del ahorro y su importancia para alcanzar metas y sueños. Asimismo, instaron a los niños a llevar este mensaje a sus familias para desarrollar proyectos conjuntos por medio de este sano hábito.

Dicha iniciativa es parte de los esfuerzos que realiza la ENEF, por logar la inclusión financiera y desarrollar una mejor cultura en este ámbito, entre toda la población sin distinción de edad. Cabe recalcar que la ENEF es coordinada el Conassif, el Banco Central de Costa Rica, las cuatro superintendencias financieras, y 26 entidades públicas y privadas que conforman la Red Costarricense de Educación Financiera.

 

2014 Costa Rica Money Week

Participants:
CONASSIF
SUGEVAL
SUPEN
SUGESE
SUGEF
Ministry of Education
Central Bank of Costa Rica
Date of the event:
24th of March
Number of children reached:
300

Efforts in Costa Rica are framed by the work that the 4 supervisory authorities of the financial system, SUGEVAL, SUPEN, SUGESE and SUGEF, have undertaking towards the concretion of the National Strategy for Financial Education. The Ministry of Education, the Central Bank, the Banking Association and various NGOs collaborated to bring financial education fun to Costa Rican children.

National Council of Supervision of the Financial System (CONASSIF) members visited children and youth in schools to talk about the importance of financial education for children and youth. They entertained and educated the students with stories highlighting the positive benefits of well-planned financial behavior.

 

2013 Costa Rica Money Week

Name of organizing entity - Central Bank Costa Rica
Participating organizations - Paniamor; Superintendencia General Entidades Financieras; Cámara de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras de Costa Rica; Sugeval, Ministry of Education Costa Rica, Superintendencia General de Sequros
Date of the event - 21st of March
Number of children reached - 3 000

A diversity of Costa Rican institutions carried out activities to celebrate the Global Money Week, performing a number of activities. The Central Bank of Costa Rica welcomed students from primary and secondary education from private and public schools in the capital city. Among the activities the students enjoyed were financial education and motivational workshops, where they had the opportunity to discover firsthand the new family of notes and coins of Costa Rica. They also played the Banking Association’s game on financial education called “Young Bankers”.

Additionally, they received a guided tour around the Money Museum in an exciting trip to learn antique coins and the history of the Costa Rican Central Bank.

The Authorities were to be very pleased with the results and hope to begin coordination activities from the middle of next month to continue the effort and integrate education