Global Money Week

2017 Bosnia & Herzegovina Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Association of Secondary Schools Students of Bosnia & Herzegovina (ASuBiH)
NGO Personal Finance Association “U plusu”

Global Money Week celebrations are truly unique in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as it is led and organized by youth organization of secondary school students in the country for the third time. Throughout the 2017 Week, the ASuBiH along with its local teams plans to reach 100-300 children and youth through visits to local banks and economics universities. During the GMW 2017, Financial literacy awareness sessions will be offered to youth aged from 15 to 18 in various regions of the country.

In order to break the mystery of money, savings, banks, loans and interest rates, the Association of Secondary School Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina expect to engage 19 of its local teams in Global Money Week. High-level discussions, seminars, and other educational sessions will be organized in our local teams : Fojnica, Živinice, Mostar, Goražde, Posušje, Velika Kladuša, Bihać, Bugojno, Tešanj, Brčko, Srebrenik, Gradačac, Gračanica, Modriča, Trebinje, Prozor Rama, Tuzla, Novi Grad, and Sarajevo , which will be directly included in this GMW17.

Personal Finance Association “U plusu” also participated in the Week once again by conducting seminars for secondary school students on the topic of shopping online and usage of bank cards.

2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina Global Money Week

Participating Organizations:
Association of Secondary School Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Association “Plus”
Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Banks Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Microcredit foundation MI-BOSPO
Faculty of Economy in Brčko, Sberbank, UniCredit Bank, Hypo Alpe Adria Bank, Sparkasse Bank, Brčko Danas, Hronika and Breza

Date of the event:
14th - 21th of March

Total number of children & youth engaged: 1 467
Total indirect reach: 1 600

The Association of Secondary School Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina engaged nine of its local teams in Global Money Week for the second time. Secondary school students from Breza, Brčko, Fojnica, Goražde, Ilijaš, East Sarajevo, Prozor-Rama, Sarajevo and Tuzla gathered a clearer insight in the world of finances by participating in a number of educational workshops and visiting banking institutions. Tuzla, Brčko, Fojnica, Breza and Prozor-Rama had twofold activities – bank visits and educational workshops, while Goražde and Ilijaš took part in the GMW-Selfie Challenge. All of the events received very positive response from the participants.

The Association for Responsible Personal Finance Management “Plus” also organized an educational workshop on the topics of financial literacy for youth in Sarajevo, in cooperation with Association of Secondary School Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Banks Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop aimed to empower youngsters to efficiently manage their personal finances, thereby preventing them from falling into financial difficulties. They talked about the importance of personal finance and domestic budget and about how they can save their money for their future. The younger participants were also presented with the best techniques for analyzing their financial “health”. All participants received a manual for personal financial management, a table for domestic budget, a cap with the Global Money Week logo and a certificate of participation.

Other local teams, such as East Sarajevo, Tuzla, Goražde, Gacko and Prozor-Rama, will organize financial education workshops and lectures focused on the current state of the economy in their communities, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the world. Themes such as youth employment, managing a household budget and savings will be discussed. ASuBiH members will also join the Global Money Week Selfie Challenge and Youth Talks.

“Up until Global Money Week activities, I only had basic knowledge on most things regarding finances. Now, I became more interested in all segments of economics and entrepreneurship. It might be even something I will study at a university.” Amela Nevljalović, Breza, Bosnia & Herzegovina
“I learned how to manage budgets and allocate income. Global Money Week gave me valuable knowledge on the topics I was barely familiar with.” Adna Sokolović, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
“I learned to properly take care of my money and what banks can truly do for you. I also learned about finance lobbying for youth projects and activities. It was an unforgettable and educational experience that will definitely help me in the future.” Una Sedić, Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina

2015 Bosnia and Herzegovina Money Week

Association of Secondary School Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Date of event:
11th - 15th of March
Number of children reached:
“I think it was great, especially, the discussions. It's a very positive thing for us to be involved. It is especially good for secondary school students and young people as we learnt about money and savings which otherwise we are not aware of.”Anesa, secondary school student from Kladanj

To celebrate Global Money Week 2015, the Association of Secondary School Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina involved local coordinators in several cities including Banovići, Gacko, Kladanj,Olovo, Tuzla, and Zenica. Secondary school students participated in workshops on “How to manage your own and house budget”, “Money, finances, and youth employment” and “Money and business “. All the workshops focused on the current state of the world’s economy and the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There were many interactive discussions on youth unemployment.

“I am very satisfied with the way activity was organized. I believe that the large number of young people "woke up" by taking part in this activity and started to think somehow wider about their finances.”Marina, secondary school student from Gacko

2014 Bosnia and Herzegovina Money Week

Interactive Open Schools
Date of the event:
17th of March
Number of children reached:

Interactive Open Schools (MIOS) organized Skype calls with children from 3 other schools namely Elementary School Tušanj, Elementary School Pasci and Elementary School Brčanska Malta had the opportunity to speak to children from Africa, Asia and Latin America. “In the end, we learned that we are very similar to each other”, shared the Bosnian children who had spent the entire day on calls with their counterparts from other countries.

The calls were organized as a part of International Aflatoun Day. Aflatoun is a network of organizations who deliver social and financial education to over 2 million children in 100 countries. This year, the International Aflatoun Day brought an end to Global Money Week on March 17th. Global Money Week evolved from the original International Aflatoun Day. It is an opportunity to engage children and youth around the world, give them an opportunity to connect with each other, and celebrate their hard work and initiative.

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