Afghanistan

2023 Afghanistan Global Money Week

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), University of Central Asia; Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), First Micro Finance Bank (FMFB) Ishkashim Teacher Training Center (TTC)

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • 322

NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 315

NUMBER OF ADULTS REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 160

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 227

SPCE Kabul conducted Global Money Week seminars in its learning center. Furthermore, the centre organised numerous activities, such as presentations on how to financially be prepared for crises and disasters, financial literacy tips for saving, family budget, and personal budget. In partnership with Aga Khan National Council for Afghanistan, six academic hours lessons were conducted in Central Jamaat Khan for participants. Female learners could participate online to these courses. During GMW several workshops were conducted for students from Badakhshan University. At the beginning of each session, the instructor talked about the objectives of the seminar, financial management including earning money, mechanism of saving and investment process and encouraged the students to participate widely in such programs in the future.


Similarly, SPCE-Shughnan conducted financial literacy course for children and young learners in coordination with the First Microfinance Bank Shughnan branch.


2022 Afghanistan Global Money Week

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • SPCE Ishkashim-Learning Center; Faizabad, school of professional and continuing education of university of central Asia; Aga Khan Foundation; Badakhshan University; Teacher Training Colleges

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • 77

NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 230

NUMBER OF ADULTS REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 120

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 521

During 24-26 March, SPCE Ishkashim-Learning Center and Faizabad together with partners organised many Global Money Week activities from presentations to sessions focused on savings, budgeting and other financial literacy matters. Also, suggestions on how to be financially prepared for crises and disasters were shared.

Workshops included over 112 participants, children in ages 9-14 and adults. 100 school and university students (of which over half were female) took part in the campaign.

To share light on failure, success and hard work, Jack Ma’s video was translated and played during a presentation on family budgeting and financial management. During the Week, children and young people were encouraged to be smart about saving money while building their futures.


2021 Afghanistan Global Money Week

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • School of Professional and Continuing Education Afghanistan (SPCE) of the University of Central Asia (UCA) Darwaz, The First Microfinance Bank (FMFB), Ishkashim-Learning Centre, Teacher Training College, schools, universities

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • 4

NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 75

NUMBER OF ADULTS REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 57

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 20

The School of Professional and Continuing Education Afghanistan (SPCE) of the University of Central Asia (UCA) Darwaz has taken part in Global Money Week since 2015. In 2021, teachers and students participated in sessions covering different topics such as saving money, financial management, and much more. Moreover, the School of Professional and Continuing Education, Ishkashim-Learning Centre collaborated with the First Microfinance Bank (FMFB) Ishkashim Branch and celebrated Global Money Week on March 27th. A workshop on family budgeting and financial planning led by the Deputy Branch Manager of the FMFB Ishkashim was organised for 60 participants.


2019 Afghanistan Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANISATIONS:

  • School of Professional and Continuing Education Afghanistan (SPCE) of the University of Central Asia (UCA)

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • Afghanistan SPCE's Learning Centres in Darwaz, Ishkashim, Shugnan and Faizabad, Aga Khan Foundation, Badakhshan University, First Microfinance Bank Afghanistan, Ishkashim High School, SPCE's Continuing Education Unit, Teacher Training Colleges in Darwaz, Ishkashim, and Shugnan

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 200

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 1 750

School of Professional and Continuing Education Afghanistan (SPCE) of the University of Central Asia (UCA)
During GMW2019, seminars on different topics were organised in different SPCE-UCA centers. The seminars focused on different subjects such as the Origins of Money, Family Budgeting, and Financial Management and were led by the SPCE-Head, English Instructors, and IT Instructors. The rooms were decorated with GMW posters and banners. At the end of the seminars, participants took selfies and group photos. All activities were shared on social media.


2018 Afghanistan Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANISATIONS:

  • First Microfinance Bank
  • SPCE-UCA Mental Math Instructor
  • School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
  • Lincoln Learning Center

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • Badakhshan University
  • SPCE-UCA Ishkashim-SLC
  • 1 teacher training college
  • 2 schools

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 60

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 250

School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
During Global Money Week 2018, the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) in Faizabad conducted financial education sessions to 60 Afghan children and youth, in cooperation with the Lincoln Learning Centre (part of American Space). Subjects including how to earn money, family budgeting, and financial management were the main themes of the presentations. After learning a lot about financial matters and money management skills, children received a certificate and took group photos.

First Microfinance Bank
First Microfinance Bank (FMFB-A) is part of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), and Cooperated SPCE-UCA Ishkashim SLC under MIAD-GDA project. The GMW2018 presentation and events, were conducted by Mr. Rahman Nazari Farhad, the Regional Coordinator of IDRC. The programme reached 60 participants, 34 females and 26 males. The leading organisations are SPCE-UCA in Ishkahsim with the First Microfinance Bank (FMFB) the events and presentation as were about selecting a pricing strategy, financial management and family planning.


2017 Afghanistan Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANISATIONS:

  • University of Central Asia
  • SPCE Satellite Learning Centers in Darwaz, Ishkashim, Shugnan and Aga Khan Education Service, Afghanistan
  • Continuing Education Unit Faizabad
  • Continuing Education Center of Aga Khan Education Service – Afghanistan
  • Community Based Learning Center Zebak
  • Community Based Saving Programme
  • Teacher Training College Darwaz, Ishkashim, Shugnan
  • Branches of the First Microfinance Bank in Ishkashim, Shugnan and Darwaz

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 420

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 1100

During Global Money Week 2017, the School of Professional and Continuing Education’s Satellite Learning Centers (SLCs) in Afghanistan conducted 13 events involving 420 participants. Mainly high school, university and SLCs students participated in the events, together with involvement and support from international organisations, governmental bodies, TTC-students and staff, Shugnan High Schools students and financial institutes. Subjects such as family expenses planning, financial planning for the future, and how much we can expect to save according to our incomes were some of the subjects covered. Sessions also included a financial survey where participants estimated yearly expenses, and thought of ways to manage their yearly expenses. The main themes of the GMW events in Afghanistan were extremely valuable and activities received very positive feedback from the participants who learnt a lot about essential money management skills.


2016 Afghanistan Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANISATIONS:

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 14th - 20th of March

TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN & YOUTH ENGAGED:

  • 400

TOTAL INDIRECT REACH:

  • 240

Afghanistan celebrated Global Money Week this year for the second time. The GMW 2016 celebration was led again by the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) Afghanistan, University of Central Asia (UCA) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF).

In collaboration with numerous other organisations, several workshops and seminars were hosted for school children and their families on financial education. Topics such as savings and family budgeting were discussed during these lectures. Additionally, there were several visits planned to different financial institutions to ensure first-hand contact with these entities. One of the trips included an excursion to Maiwand Bank, where children and youth had the opportunity to meet the bank manager and the staff, and were able to ask questions and to experience the workings of the bank first hand. Also, a visit to the First Micro Finance Bank of Darwaz was planned, where children and youth learnt about the everyday activities of the bank such as how money is saved and given to customers.

This edition of Global Money Week in Afghanistan proved to be very effective in familiarizing the young citizens with the basics of financial terms and habits, thus ensuring a more financially empowered generation that will profit from this knowledge for years to come. UCA’s activities during Global Money Week in Afghanistan were supported by the Multi Input Area Development Global Development Alliance (MIAD GDA) in Badakhshan Province of Afghanistan – an alliance between the Aga Khan Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development

“Our visit from Maiwand Bank helps us to see their work up close. When we studied some activities in our Accounting class, it was little bit confusing, but when we went to Maiwand Bank and saw their work and asked questions, we found the answers clearly. These kind of trainings (GMW training for family budget) are very effective for young generations to know how to make and keep save their money. We hope these kind of trainings will be conducted every year in our center so that youth generations find the true way of keeping money safe” Parwiz Kohzad, Afghanistan

2015 Afghanistan Global Money Week

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 9th - 13th of March

NUMBER OF PARTICIPATIONS:

  • 283

For the first time, Global Money Week was celebrated in Afghanistan under the aegis of the University of Central Asia and the Aga Khan Development Network. In cooperation with the Teacher Training College - Shugnan, Teacher Training College - Ishkashin, Teacher Training College - Darvaz, and Badakhshan University, the institutions organised training and workshop sessions to highlight the importance of savings. During the week, interactive training sessions and workshops on “Savings in your life” were conducted. These events included a mini-lecture, case studies, and role-playing games. The Global Money Week in 2015 programs reached out to four areas in Afghanistan. There were 20 sessions conducted in Ishkashim, 23 in Darwaz, 30 in Faizabad, and 59 in Shugnan. A total of 283 children underwent training on "Savings". In addition, trainings sessions on “Personal Budget” were also conducted reaching out to 42 children in Ishkashim, 20 in Darwaz, 29 in Faizabad, and 69 in Shugnan. These practical sessions focused on helping children plan their personal budgets. The sessions were supplemented with exercises and discussions. With this first step in Afghanistan, Child and Youth Finance International together with the University of Central Asia and the Aga Khan Development Network hopes to further build on this and make empowerment of children and youth as economic citizens a realizable goal in Afghanistan.

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