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2019 Uganda Global Money Week


  • Hearts Extended Uganda
  • I Profile Foundation
  • National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC)
  • The Private Education Development Network (PEDN)
  • Youth Empowerment Development Foundation Uganda (YEDFU)


  • 12908 Schools, 2 Media Organisations, Aflatoun International, Angels Centre Home for Children with Special Needs, Austins Foundation Uganda, Bank of Uganda (BOU), Be Money Wiser, Bunyoro Social Justice Center, Christ's Identity Youth Dance Group, Dorna Centre Home for Autism, Equity Bank, Gulu University, International School Of Modelling, Jack and Jill N/P School, Junior Achievement – UGA, Kisugu Central, Liberty Institute, Lusenke Primary School, Makerere University Business School, Ministry of Education & Sports, Mirembe Junior, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), NCDC – Savings and Credits Cooperatives Society (NCDC CS&CS SACCOs) Limited, Opportunity Bank, Opportunity International, Premier Secondary School, STV, Teach a Man to Fish, Teachers Empowerement Platform, The New Vision, Youth from the Salaama Ghetto, Gayaza Road


  • 8 790


  • 3 457 685

National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC)
The National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) in Uganda reached many children, youth and adults, both directly and indirectly during GMW2019, by organising an Educational Fair, banking visits, workshops on planning for retirement and investing, and by distributing a financial literacy reader. Additionally, during the Week, two financial literacy topics, namely Agriculture and Entrepreneurship, were implemented in the Lower Secondary School Curriculum. Throughout the Week, financial literacy sessions were offered for children, youth and adults. The sessions were on topics such as saving, spending, the use of financial services, budgeting, investment, retirement, and insurance. Additionally, high level discussions were conducted with different stakeholders on the financial literacy topics, which were implemented in the school curriculum. The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) agreed to partner with the NCDC, to introduce e-libraries, digital literacy, and financial literacy to selected government-aided secondary schools, using the NCDC Virtual Learn Classroom tablet.

The Private Education Development Network (PEDN)
The Private Education Development Network (PEDN) partnered with 9 organisations to celebrate GMW2019 with the theme “Learn.Save.Earn”. The partner organisations included Opportunity Bank (U) Ltd, Aflatoun International, The New Vision, Ministry of Education & Sports, Opportunity International, Teach a Man to Fish, Be Money Wiser, STV, and Makerere University Business School. The celebrations were launched at Makerere University Business School, with a public lecture that was attended by over 150 university students, together with media organisations, and representatives from financial institutions. Additional activities included public lectures, community initiatives and outreaches, social media campaigns, poetry sessions on the Global Money Week theme, graphics and art sessions on Global Money Week, as well as financial literacy workshops, television awareness shows, newspaper articles, and drama sessions. Over 30,000 people were directly and indirectly reached out in these activities, which built saving and investment culture under the theme “Learn.Save.Earn.”

Youth Empowerment Development Foundation Uganda (YEDFU)
Youth Empowerment Development Foundation Uganda (YEDFU) organised discussions on financial education, among not only children and youth, but also adults.

I Profile Foundation
For GMW2019, I Profile Foundation, and its partners, championed simplifying money matters for children and youth through a number of workshops and activities. Lessons, emphasizing on the basics of financial literacy and entrepreneurship, were delivered to the participants in different schools.

Hearts Extended Uganda
During GMW2019, Hearts Extended Uganda in association with their partners reached out especially to children with special needs. The organisers made visits to various children’s centers and youth groups. Also, around 200 adults comprising of staff, volunteers, parents and caretakers of children were reached. The organisation used social media to promote the financial literacy awareness and to disseminate the information on the objectives of Global Money Week. Additionally, financial literacy awareness sessions were conducted for children, youth and adults. There was a dance activity organised in association with Christs Identity Youth Dance group. To engage today’s generation with “Learn.Save.Earn”, taking pictures and selfies was also promoted.

2018 Uganda Global Money Week


  • Hearts Extended Uganda
  • I Profile Foundation, Mixa Kids
  • Junior Achievement Uganda, NC Bank
  • Private Education Development Network (PEDN) Uganda, Bank of Uganda


  • Aflatoun International, Aga Khan High School, Austin's Foundation Uganda, Bamboo FM, Bank of Africa, Bank of Uganda Money Museum, Cheza, Crested Capita, District local government, Gayaza High School, Link Community Development, M-Lisada, Makerere College School, Makerere University Business School, Ministry of Education and Sports, National Curriculum and Development Center, Ndejje Secondary School, New Vision, Opportunity Bank, Opportunity International, Rapid SME Bureau Uganda Limited, Silent Angels Special Centre, Teach a Man to Fish, Voice Africa, 50 Schools, 9 schools


  • 1 220


  • 2 782

Private Education Development Network (PEDN) Uganda
This year, PEDN joined the rest of the world in celebrating the Global Money Week under the theme Money Matters Matter. Multiple activities were organised across multiple districts, including inspirational talks by prominent people in society, best business plans, Focus Group Discussions on the GMW theme, debates, and visits to banks. Throughout the Week, PEDN, along with its partners, reached 981 children and youth. Financial literacy awareness sessions were offered to children, youth, and adults, including sessions on saving and spending. The skills taught included making reusable sanitary pads, which the children learnt from the Empowerment for Girls’ Education (EGE). Furthermore, students from the Makerere University Business School had the chance to attend a lecture organised by the Bank of Uganda. The Week ended with a visit to the Bank of Uganda Money Museum, where children attended a Youth Social and Financial Education Programme. The students from the Empowerment for Girls’ Education Project had a chance to visit and learn about the evolution of money.

Junior Achievement Uganda
In partnership with NC bank, Junior Achievement Uganda organised a one-day job shadow held at NC Bank Headquarters and its Bugolobi Branch. Four schools participated in key activities, including a presentation and discussions on money matters led by Diana Komukama from NC Bank. The children learnt about savings and responsible spending. The individual job shadowing was an opportunity for the students to understand work ethics and practices. It introduced them to a way money can be earned in an ethical way, work relations and, above all, professionalism.

I Profile Foundation
During GMW2018, the I Profile Foundation, in collaboration with Mixa Kids, organised a week of financial literacy lessons for children with emphasis on money history, budgeting, spending, saving and earning, and more. The focus of this event was on girls and igniting their entrepreneurship potential, with the theme #hermoneymatters, derived from the GMW2018 theme. The children were tasked to come up with ideas to boost the economic development of different countries. To end the Week, the foundations organised a Grand Finale event with participants from the various schools, their parents and teachers. Here students had the opportunity to enjoy a series of activities, including a mini conference on money matters and economic development, a mini market to act as a platform to boost the children’s savings, a quiz session about financial literacy, a pitching session, and inspirational talks from kidspreneurs. Prizes and certificates were awarded to the participants.

Hearts Extended Uganda
During Global Money Week 2018, Hearts Extended Uganda and their partners, Austin Foundation Uganda (an NGO that advocates for people with special needs) reached 20 children from the Silent Angels Special Center. Silent Angels is located in Kampala and their objective is to make life meaningful for special needs children. Global Money week presented the organisations with the opportunity to implement our financial inclusion objective and involve children at the Silent Angels Centre in money matters. The organisations, focus on delivering healthcare and education to children with special needs, including those with Downs Syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy. Hearts Extended Uganda and Austin’s Foundation Uganda believe that special needs children are still part of future generations and can contribute to their communities and national economy. For GMW2018, their aim was to ensure the children developed skills that will enable them lead sustainable and independent lives and generate and income part of which they can save. At this year’s event, the children and support staff were encouraged to save and all the participants received piggy banks. Targets were set and shared amongst staff who have agreed to conduct weekly monitoring of savings progress and eventually open bank accounts for the children to track their saving.

2017 Uganda Global Money Week




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  • 60 000

The Private Education Development Network (PEDN) coordinated the 2017 Global Money Week activities in Uganda under the theme “Learn, Save, Earn”, bringing together partners in Uganda such as Bank of Uganda, National Curriculum Development Center, Financial Institutions, Civil Society Organisations, Media Houses and many others.

The Global Money Week in Uganda was officially launched on 27th March, 2017 at a high profile event at Makerere University Business School by officials from the Bank of Uganda, financial institutions, United Nations Representatives, NGO’s and youth. This event was also used to launch the #BankTheYouth Campaign by United Nations Capital Development Fund and the SchoolBank project by PEDN and CYFI.

Throughout the Global Money Week PEDN along with other partner’s carried out 15 events with over 179 activities allover Uganda. The activities included: drama skits, debates, radio talk shows, inspirational talks, and exposure visits, songs, among others.

High-level discussions, seminars, and other educational sessions were organised for the youth through inspirational talks with bank officials and corporate leaders and mentors, job imitations with their role models to help them have a clear perception of life and that they can be able to achieve the goals if they set their plans form the start. Financial education articles competitions in schools, skits and plays, poems, songs were organised at the different schools and organisations to bring out the fun that comes with the Global Money Week Celebrations. Articles about the Global Money Week and money appeared in the national newspapers throughout the week leading to a wider awareness about the campaign and money as a whole country wide.

The Bank of Uganda also opened up its doors by inviting the general public to visit the Bank of Uganda Money Museum where they learnt about the evolution of money, as well as received financial literacy.

I Profile Foundation along with partners reached 1000 children and youth through visits to different schools and communities. Financial literacy awareness sessions and sessions for money history, saving, budgeting, spending and entrepreneurship skills were held. Be your own boss challenge, where kids were tasked to do different entrepreneurship activities, was a highlight of Foundation’s activities.

2016 Uganda Money Week


  • Private Education Development Network (PEDN)
  • The National Curriculum Development Centre


  • Aflatoun, East Africa Business Week, Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited, Citi Foundation, DFID, The New Vision (Pakasa Vision), Opportunity International, Amani Initiative, Private Education Development Network (Aflatoun partner)


  • 14th - 19th of March


  • 1 000 000

Uganda observed yet another exciting Global Money Week this year, reaching more than a thousand children and youth through GMW activities such as debates, drama, poetry, youth dialogues, an essay writing competition, educational visits to banks and media campaigns on savings. Students under the Aflateen and ‪GEC‬ programs spent quality time at Citibank Uganda, Opportunity Bank Uganda Ltd. and the New Vision for a ‪”Meet ‬& Mentor” session with the CEOs of these organisations. The students were treated to educational and motivational presentations on topics including finance, banking as well as career choices. ‬‬‬‬‬

2015 Uganda Money Week



  • 15th – 16th of March


  • 200

Uganda Global Money Week activities were led by the National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC) with a debate and an essay competition on 15th and 16th March. The following schools took part: Kiggo Lunya Primary, Star Primary, Lake Victoria Entebbe Primary, Kibiri Church of Uganda Primary, Namasuba Primary, and Mutungo Primary. These activities were organised to show the learners the benefits of saving for their future from a young age. Learners received tips on how they can save using the little money they get and what they can do with their savings. This will inspire them to start small saving habits and enable them to start entrepreneurship activities so that they can earn money and save for needs that their parents cannot provide for.

The local Children International office in Kampala, Uganda just began implementation of the Aflatoun programme in 2014. To kick-start the programme, eight children participated in the International Aflatoun Skype call with children from Moldova. The children learnt more about what Aflatoun is and how the children of Moldova save money and create enterprises

2013 Uganda Money Week


  • National Curriculum Development Centre


  • Bank of Uganda
  • GIZ (German organisation)
  • PEDN
  • City Bank


  • 15th - 21st of March


  • 700

Music, Dance and Drama Competition within ten schools took place during Global Money Week 2014. The activity was organised by National Curriculum Centre and was sponsored by Bank of Uganda and GIZ. National Curriculum through the music specialist developed a set piece, which was sung by all schools. Schools, both primary and secondary, had to come up with a drama, a creative dance and a poem.

The activities of the day started with a rally along the roads of Kamwokya,a Kampala suburb. All the children were holding posters calling upon people to join them in reshaping the future of finance. The activities started with an opening speech by the organisers and by singing the set piece by the schools.

All participants received certificates, and trophies were given to winners.