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2018 Ukraine Global Money Week


  • Ministry of Education and Science, USAID, National Bank of Ukraine, Deposit Guarantee Fund
  • Banking University
  • Ministry of Education and Science / Institute of Modernization of Education
  • Okhtyrka Gymnasium
  • Sumy State University
  • Ternopil National Economic University (Department of Finance)
  • Gymnasium-School №27, Mariupol


  • Department of Education and Science of Sumy City Council, Deposit Guarantee Fund, Choild's Houses of Lviv, First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB), International Bank, International University of Finance, Kyiv National University, Mariupol State University, Department of Economic Relations, National Academy of Culture and Arts Management, Okhtyrka Gymnasium Library, OschadBank, PrivatBank, Okhtyrska Central Library, PireusBank, PrivatBank, Private Collection of Money, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, State Higher Educational Institution (SHEI), State University of Fiscal Service of Ukraine, State University of Infrastructure and Technology, PJSC OTP Bank, PJSC Ukrsibbank, Independent Association of Banks, National Bank of Ukraine Money Museum, Sumy State University, USAID, 3 NGO, 3 media organizations, 31 Universities, 3446 schools


  • 143 342


  • 1 502 901

Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
Global Money Week 2018 in Ukraine was organized with the support of multiple leading organizations During the Week, 54 organizations and institutions participated in GMW-2018. 34 events and 46 activities were realized successfully - financial games, excursions to museums of money, workshops, thematic lectures, debates in financing etc. The total number of young participants was 6,500. Global Money Week was organized throughout Ukraine due to the Institutes of Banking University in Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv and Cherkasy and other leading and participating organizations.

National Bank of Ukraine
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and its partners, organized multiple activities for young people. A GMW website was created especially for the event, where guidelines and materials were posted for public use. Activities, such as economic games and classes on family budget planning, taught children and youth to make their own financial decisions. Young people visited banking institutions, where they learnt about ways of saving money and compared banking products. Representatives of the financial sector held lectures for young people on topics such as financial planning and behavioral economic. Additionally, a tour of the NBU Money Museum was organized. All guests were also invited to visit the State Treasury and the Money Museum. The Deposit Guarantee Fund organized a Financial Literacy video contest. 

Ternopil National Economic University, Department of Finance
Throughout GMW2018, lessons were given on “Money Matters Matter”. Furthermore, students engaged in financial quizzes and games on money. The Week was closed by a round-table on “Interaction of Power, Educators and NGOs for improving of Financial Literacy of youth in Ternopil region” with representatives of the authorities, NGO, schoolteachers, scholars, and students.

Chernihiv National University of Technology
During GMW2018, students and schoolchildren were engaged in various interesting educational events that helped them to better understand the role of savings. GMW in CNUT was opened with a Financial Interactive Game "Steps to Success", which was conducted in the form of a quest. The games helped to raise the level of financial awareness amongst schoolchildren on the importance of money in the modern world. At the end of the event, a discussion on fraud was held for students. Additionally, an Interactive Workshop, “Your Money, Your Future”, was held by Masters students for children, to help them  understand principles of effective money management and personal finance.

Sumy State University
During GMW2018, lecturers conducted trainings on “Financial Literacy for Schoolchildren”. Schoolchildren talked about personal finance, the need and ways to save money. A similar training was held for teachers. Throughout the week visits to the Museum of Money were organized for schoolchildren. A discussion panel on “Cryptology and Blockade: Modern Trends and Problems” was held at the SSU. The speakers of the event were professors and students of the SSU. Additionally, a contest was organized under the theme “I save because…” A project called “Private Bank Library” was launched, aimed to introduce best practices in modern business to students.

Gymnasium-School" №27, Mariupol
The School organized multiple events, which included a financial game to get acquainted with the history of the Ukrainian Hryvnia, an excursion to the Museum of Money, and an exhibition to the Mariupol Local History Museum. Sudents met representatives of the First Ukrainian International Bank and lecturers of the Mariupol State University conducted a lecture on Financial Literacy.

Okhtyrka Gymnasium Sumy Region Ukraine
During the GMW 2018, financial literacy awareness sessions were offered to children and youth. Young people visited the Money Private collection at Okhtyrka Central Library and listened to a lecture on the history of money. Furthermore, gymnasium students had the opportunity to visit the Public Savings Bank, Open Joint-Stock Company "Oschadbank ", and Privatbank in Okhtyrka. A “savings adventure” was organized, where children and youth learned about savings. A school exhibition on Piggy Banks and Moneysaving boxes was displayed. The Week ended with students attending an interactive class on “Planning your own budget” and attended a lecture on “How to be safe from financial fraudsters”.

2017 Ukraine Global Money Week


  • National Bank of Ukraine
  • Banking University
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Finance


  • Institute of Modernization of Education in Ukraine
  • Deposit Guarantee Fund
  • Commercial Court
  • First Ukrainian International Bank
  • PrivatBank secondary schools in Kyiv
  • Museum of Money
  • Lviv
  • Kharkiv and Cherkasy

The Banking University, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Ministry of Finance have participated in Global Money Week since its inception, and 2017 was marked by a variety of activities, such as seminars, lectures, games, and student visits to governmental institutions. Several major events marked the Week, including a meeting between students and the former President of Ukraine and former Governor of the National Bank on March 28th, and visits to the Ministry of Finance and the Higher Agricultural Court of Ukraine.

The National Bank of Ukraine participated in Global Money Week with a variety of activities for the second time. NBU organized an event for students covering the topics of the cashless economy, the history of Ukrainian hryvnia, numismatics, and the protection of money.

There was also a presentation about the project "Hryvnia - our symbol", including clips which showed stories about the history of the hryvnia, and the story of each banknote.

Throughout Global Money Week lectures for schoolchildren and students were held. Additionally, there were daily posts on financial literacy on social networks. During the week, the launch of the page on the site of the National Bank of Ukraine with the history of the hryvnia (historical texts, video clips) was also launched.

2016 Ukraine Global Money Week


  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
  • National Bank of Ukraine
  • Center for Responsible Finance NGO
  • Banking University
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Association of New Economic Education


  • Institute of Modernization of Education in Ukraine, Deposit Guarantee Fund, Tax Service of Ukraine, Regional Initiatives Foundation, HayDay, Philip Morris International Ukraine, EVS, Kredobank, Oshadbank, PrivatBank, IdeaBank, First Ukrainian International Bank, Diamantbank, UnisonBank, UniCredit Bank, Ukreximbank, Sberbank, Secondary schools in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv and Cherkasy; gymnasiums, secondary schools and colleges in Ternopil region


  • 14th - 20th of March


  • 227 000


  • 208 000

The University of Banking of Ukraine participated in Global Money Week in Ukraine for the fourth time this year. In 2016, a wide variety of activities were conducted by the University in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv and Cherkassy, from meetings with prominent bankers to round table discussions, conferences, and contests on financial topics. The students in Kharkiv took part in workshops on the family budget, seminars and consultations. In Cherkasy, university students had an excursion to the Ministry of Finance and the Tax Service of Ukraine. In Lviv, the drawing contest "Face tof hryvnia for its 20th Anniversary" and an interactive game of "How to be successful?" were held for students. Participants also competed in sports games and visited bank branches, as well as the Money Museum of the Lviv Institute of Banking University. Various lessons and presentations were also conducted, though these are just a sample of the events that were planned during the Week in Ukraine.

On 16 March, youth met the President of Ukraine (2005-2010) and Head of the NBU (1993-2000), Mr. Viktor Yushchenko. Additionally, the teacher training for teachers of the Financial Literacy course in Ukraine was held during the Week. All of these activities are supported by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and more information can be found on the website of the Institute of Modernization of Education in Ukraine: . University representatives took part in the roundtable "Informing the Citizens and Financial Literacy Raising” supported by the Institute of Modernization of Education in Ukraine and the Deposit Guarantee Fund.

This year, the National Bank of Ukraine participated in the Week for the first time by organizing visits to the Money Museum of the National Bank on several days throughout the Week. Lectures were conducted for 11th grade students on the protection of and the manufacturing of banknotes, and the students also visited the National Bank building.

The Association of New Economic Education of Ukraine participated in Global Money Week again, by conducting more than 150 activities on the topics of financial literacy, personal and cyber security, personal money management, family budgeting, open lessons by the banking professionals and many other activities. The Association also organized a 7-day Global Money Week challenge, selfie-competition and trade fair for children.

The Center for Responsible Finance NGO is a recently established civil society organization aimed at promoting financial education and consumer protection in Ukraine. The Center conducted numerous activities for youth during the Week, including an exhibition of drawings and banners entitled “Save Wise”, a school radio broadcast as the official launch of GMW, a survey on “Savings in my family” and a discussion of the results, class debates, a video lecture “Save and Become Rich”, a simulation entrepreneurial game entitled “Making money for life” simulation, a computer simulation game entitled “Investor”, the interactive workshop “Window to the world of money”, the “Money labyrinth” quest, a master class for mothers on making piggy banks and many other exciting activities for children, youth and families!

Inspired by the idea of financial well-being, the schoolchildren of Ivan Franko Ukrainian Gymnasium created a short video about how the Gymnasium celebrated the GMW:

Students of the Galytskyi College also created a video "SAVE SMART!":
“We`ve tried to attract a wide audience, from preschoolers to masters and adults, to let everybody find an interesting event and gain knowledge which is indispensable in the modern world”. Tamara Smovzhenko, Rector of Banking University
“During this week, I learned a lot about financial planning and savings. But the most important is that Global Money Week inspired me to plan my personal financial life” Oleksandra Masyk from the Ukrainian Gymnasium named after Ivan Franko of Ternopil city

2015 Ukraine Global Money Week


  • University of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Association of New Finance Education
  • The Financial Sector Development Program (USAID/FINREP-II)
  • Association “Public Resource” and Aflatoun Vinnitsa


  • 10th - 17th of March


  • 12 700

Many stakeholders in Ukraine were involved in organizing Global Money Week activities across the country. Between 11 and 16 March, University of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine conducted a number of activities. Workshops and quizzes on the topics "Formation of a Personal Budget", "Basic Audit", "Customer Service in the Bank" were conducted for schoolchildren by master students, lectures for high-school students, business game ‘The Role of Money in the Modern World’, and several round-table discussions were organized for students.

Moreover, during the Week University of Banking will also organize interactive educational games on financial literacy and theatrical performances-tales " Tale About Money" and "How Squirrel Learnt to Count Money" for children between 5 and t7 years old. For 12-18 years old children excursion tours to the Museum of Money of the University of banking NBU will be organized and visits to the "Savings" Exhibition at the Museum of Money along with other interesting and interactive events.

Students also met with the experts and top executives from the leading commercial banks in Ukraine. There were also guest lectures and workshops throughout the week, including a workshop on financial literacy by the Director of the Department of Stock Transactions of the Ukrainian Stock Exchange. During the week, University of Banking organized interactive educational games on financial literacy and theatrical performances - "Tale About Money" and "How Squirrel Learnt to Count Money” - for children between 5 and 7 years. For 12-18 year olds, an excursion tours to the Museum of Money of the University of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine and visits to the "Savings" Exhibition at the Museum of Money were organized along with other interesting and interactive events.

This is the first year I participated in Global Money Week but I cannot find enough words to say how important this initiative is for younger generation of Ukrainians. We encouraged students to talk about money, to think how to overcome financial problems and how to save now to get the most of your future. The more people are involved in Global Money Week and raise these issues, the more financially secure we all will be.Svitlana Dudka, Financial Literacy Course teacher in Dnipropetrovsk Specialized School #13
Financial Sector Development Program (USAID/FINREP-II) participated in Global Money Week by encouraging and coordinating with all 650 schools enrolled in their Financial Literacy Course pilot project for high-school students in 21 regions of the country to organize various financial education awareness activities. A variety of interactive and interesting activities were conducted at the schools. For example, Smilyansk Comprehensive and Boarding School in Cherkasy region conducted workshops, interactive game and drawing competition for middle school students. For the high school students of Dnipropetrovsk Finance and Economics Lyceum quizzes, lectures and interactive lessons were organized. A conference on “The History of Money and Their Influence on the World’s Economy” for the high school students of Kherson Lyceum took place. Classes on the history of money, a drawing contest and creating comic books on money, trading and savings for the primary and middle school students of Kyiv Comprehensive School №163 were organized. Children from Nizhyn Comprehensive School #15 in Chernigiv region visited a local Pripyat Bank branch. A drawing competition about savings, exhibition of wall newspapers and financial literacy quizzes at Lviv School #3 were organized. Many other interesting activities happened in schools that participate in the USAID/FINREP-II pilot project all over the country.

Ukrainian Association of New Economic Education involved volunteers, civil society organizations, schools and financial institutions in different regions of the country in the celebrations. Activities included children visiting bank branches, seminars and workshops at schools, financial literacy competitions and many more. Experts of Association prepared instructions and detailed scripts of activities for children on the themes of savings, financial security, security during online shopping, and the rules of personal and family budgets. The association and its partners organized visits to commercial bank branches and Kyiv stock exchange, seminars and workshops at schools, financial literacy lessons, discussions about saving money in the schools and universities, competitions and financial games, visits to the Money Museum, school survey about the experience of savings, and many other interesting events for over 8000 children and youth.

Association “Public Resource” also actively participated in Global Money Week in Vinnitsa region. It organized open days and master-classes on financial literacy in seven orphanages in the region within the framework of Aflatoun program that is being implemented in the region for several years. The drawing contest for primary and secondary school children was held in all schools of Vinnitsa. On 17 March, youth participated in Skype calls with their peers in other countries as part of Aflatoun Day.

2014 Ukraine Global Money Week


  • National Bank of Ukraine
  • University of Banking
  • Ukrainian Association of New Finance Education
  • Privat Bank Ukraine
  • Platinum Bank
  • Pidgorodetsky School I-III levels, Lviv Region
  • Novolynsky Specialized School №1 , Volyn region
  • Nadra Bank
  • The Financial Sector Development Program (USAID/FINREP-II)


  • 10th – 17th of March


  • 6 000


The University of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine (UB NBU) organized school excursions to the Museum of Money for pupils to learn about financial issues through workshops and financial games. The excursions were facilitated by students from the Institute of Master`s Preparation and Postgraduate Education of UB NBU. An exhibition themed on “Savings: A transformation of the way of providing banking system baselines” was prepared by the same UB NBU students and hosted at the Museum of Money of the Institute of Master`s Preparation and Postgraduate Education of UB NBU.

A round table on “Financial Literacy in Modern Life” and public lectures given by representatives of the leading financial and credit institutions of Ukraine were also organized by the UB NBU.

The Ukrainian Association of New Finance Education is a project organized by many commercial companies, NGOs, national and local governments, banks, teachers, professional organizations and volunteers and supported by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine. Key partners of the Association are Platinum Bank, Nadra Bank, IBI-Rating Agency, Partnership for Every Child Organization, Masha i Deti Education Agency, Athens Private School, Kyiv Mohyla College and other educational and civil initiatives. The Association hosted activities based on educational, social and financial literacy programs for children and youth across all regions of Ukraine. One such activity were 145 interactive lessons for 4500 teenagers based on Sergii Bidenko’s Financial Education course. Materials contain detailed instructions for organizing and conducting interactive educational sessions on financial literacy, as well as scenarios for training on a variety of topics: personal and family finances, financial security, savings. All materials were available on a special website

The biggest private bank in Ukraine, Privat Bank, opened their doors to welcome secondary- and high-school students. Nationwide bank employees gave tours to children and provided them with interesting and useful information about money, budget, and managing personal finance. Children and youth learned how the banking system works, as well as how to use banking products and services. Representatives of the banks also conducted the seminars for pupils of Novolynsky School in the Volyn region. The number of children who participated was 1147.

Platinum Bank held financial literacy classes for children and workshops for older, more financially advanced youth. Nadra Bank employees volunteered their time and financial knowledge by leading money, budget, financial security, and online shopping classes. The classes were open for public attendance.

The Pidgorodetsky School conducted a host of activities such as a classroom flashmob, a seminar on financial literacy conducted by employees of Platinum Bank and the playing of an investment game “Young Investors Rally”, where children were given virtual money and invited to “invest” it in Ukrainian companies. The children enjoyed participating and were actively engaged in seminars with the bank employees, lectures and other activities dedicated to financial literacy.

IBI Rating (a Ukrainian company) organized and held classes for students at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy University on topics such as money, budget, personal money management. The classes were so successful that the university administration has asked to if they could arrange future classes in the upcoming year.

Teachers of many schools implementing the high-school Financial Literacy Course of the Financial Sector Development Program (USAID/FINREP-II) excitedly organized Global Money Week activities at their schools: they conducted competitions, quizzes, games, invited lecturers, went to local money museums and private banks, and definitely inspired students on the finance-related issues.

At Gorlivka Gymnasium “Intelekt” in Donetsk Region high-school students held lectures for their younger schoolmates and the most active participants received awards with the Global Money Week logo. At Gymnasium №1 of Sumy City students participated in quizzes “Banknotes” and “Money of the World,” visited the money museum and a branch of the local bank “Nadra”. Specialized School №7 of Sumy City organized a round table devoted to the issue of increases in energy prices.

At the Specialized School №13 of Dnipropetrovsk City high-school students prepared a collection of tales and sayings “Tales about Money” and “What Famous People Said About Money”. Students of the State Business College of Cherkasy City participated in an intellectual game “The Smartest One,” which covered questions on financial topics.

Aleksandria Lyceum №17 in Kirovohrad Region held special financial literacy classes where students solved puzzles and completed quizzes about money. Students of the Secondary School №163 of Kiev City attended a workshop on financial literacy and investment held by the Ukrainian Stock Exchange. Students of the Secondary School №3 of Lviv City prepared an exhibition of wall newspapers on money, delivered presentations, and took part in a practical financial literacy class with their parents.

Students of Secondary School №163 of Kiev City participated in four interactive games: “Economic Combat,” “Name of the Currency,” “Travelling in a Country of Economic Wonders,” and “The Weakest Link. Volodarsk Secondary Boarding School in Kiev Region celebrated Global Money Week under the slogan “To acquire money requires valor, to keep money requires prudence, and to spend money well is an art” with teachers held educational and entertaining lessons on electronic money and online shopping.

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2013 Ukraine Global Money Week


  • University of Banking of the National bank of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Association of New Finance Education


  • National Bank of Ukraine


  • 10 550


  • Fin.
  • Finanssovi portal
  • Ministry of education and science
  • Oblosvita

After having taken part in Global Financial Week activities, the Deputy Director of one of the Ukrainian schools established a social and pedagogical center where children and youth can learn Financial Literacy free of charge.

A mathematics teacher decided to receive higher education in economics to teach “Financial Literacy” at her school, as a result of her participation in Global Money Week. Children from 341 educational institutions (boarding schools, schools, orphanages, and social centers) from 25 regions in Ukraine with tutors, experts, and social workers took part in the celebrations during Global Money Week.

Debates, on-line conferences with Nigeria and Germany, performances and shows with special made scenario, video, contests, comic publishing and public lesson were a small part of the organized activities. Five hundred and thirty children from schools and orphanages in 7 regions of Ukraine that took part in big social projects about financial literacy organized by Ukrainian Association of New Finance Education also participated in debates and conferences about financial awareness during Global Money Week. Children, experts, teachers, and social workers discussed questions regarding the history of money, business ideas and how to spend pocket money in the right way.

A public lesson for children in Kiev was held by the Ukrainian Association of New Finance Education in collaboration with the business publishing House «Ekonomika». Twenty-five children gathered to discuss how to plan family budgets and save money - even if they are teenagers! Children and youth participated in guided tours to the Museum of Money of the National Bank of Ukraine and the University of Banking NBU.”Financial Literacy” textbooks prepared by the pedagogical staff of the University of Banking were distributed to more than 10000 children under the age of 16. These training materials are published by the University of Banking, using the funds collected during a nationwide charity campaign “Auction of Hope” that was conducted by students of the University in December 2012.