2019 Liberia Global Money Week
- Liberia Rural Children Psychosocial Development Organization
- Global Youth Service Day, Kids for Peace
NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:
NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:
- Not reported
Liberia Rural Children Psychosocial Development Organization
The Liberia Rural Children Psychosocial Development Organization (LIRCPSDO) Inc. celebrated not only Global Money Week 2019, but also Aflatoun International Day. The event was attended by children, youth, community leaders, volunteers, as well as the affiliating partner members, including Kids for Peace and Global Youth Service Day. The children and youth walked through the streets with placards, containing advocacy and education messages on money matters. The goal of the activities was to teach young people on banking, savings, budgeting, while also encouraging them to open their own business. Community leaders were taught about the importance of including young people in money matters. Educational sessions on money and behavioral changes were facilitated by youth volunteers. Children could ask questions, which allowed the sessions to be interactive and educative. Over 70 children were reached because of the activities.
2018 Liberia Global Money Week
- AIESEC Liberia
- Liberia Rural Children and Psychosocial Development Organization (LIRCPSDO)
- African Methodist Episcopal University, Child Development Academy, Frank Peid Elementary and Junior High School, Monrovia College, Gray D. Allison Junior and High School, International Bank of Liberia, Kids of Peace USA* (Monrovia Chapter), Liberia Rural Children Psychosocial Development Organization in Monrovia (LIRCPSDO Monrovia), Stella Maris Polytechnic University, United Methodist University, University of Liberia, UNMIL Radio
*Kids for Peace Monrovia is a chapter of Kids of Peace USA. This chapter is an affiliate chapter of LIRCPSDO.
NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:
NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:
- 2 164
AIESEC Liberia and the Liberian Rural Children and Psychosocial Development Organization (LIRCPSDO) organized multiple events during GMW2018. To ensure that knowledge and information would reach as many people as possible, university volunteers from both organizations were trained in facilitation skills and financial education. The aim was to reach youth and children between the ages of 6 and 18 years. To do this, the volunteers visited banks, university campuses, and schools, to share education and knowledge on financial matters with young people. Sessions were offered to students in schools and a special session was organized by an NGO called Kids for Peace, which also carried out awareness raising activities in streets and market places. A radio talk show at UNMIL Radio in Liberia was organized. Additionally, the students visited a bank to be exposed to the world of money. The final day was dedicated to a rally march to showcase the Week to the entire population, with children and youth carrying signs promoting financial awareness. During this day football and kickball tournaments were also organized. In conclusion, the Global Money Event in Liberia was very exciting, with people of all ages welcoming the idea of financial education for Liberia's children and youth. The Week clearly informed the organizers as to how easily the subject could be integrating into the Liberian national education curriculum.
2017 Liberia Global Money Week
NUMBER OF HCILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:
Throughout Global Money Week 2017, Plan International Liberia reached more than 1200 youth children and youth through many different livelihood interventions.
During the Week, financial literacy awareness and leadership sessions were offered to children, youth and adults, including sessions on parental care and life skills training.
High-level discussions, workshops, and other educational sessions such as child protection training were organized for all relevant key stakeholders.
2016 Liberia Money Week
DATE OF THE EVENT:
- 14th - 20th of March
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Led by Plan Liberia, 2016 was the first year that Liberia was involved in GMW celebration. Plan Liberia's livelihoods team held experience sharing meetings for ten village savings and loan associations (VSLAs). These meetings aimed to gather information regarding the economic and social status of members prior to participation in vocational skills training and subsequently into savings groups, current savings per individual, current economic and social status and more.