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2019 Sao Tome and Principe Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANISATIONS:

  • MOVE São Tomé and Príncipe

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • Banco Internacional de São Tomé e Príncipe (BISTP), Clube de Empreendedorismo - Liceu Nacional, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua - Camões

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 30

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 1 550

MOVE São Tomé and Príncipe
MOVE in São Tomé and Príncipe organised 4 activities during Global Money Week 2019, reaching out to young students and entrepreneurs. The celebrations started with a group activity titled “Paperclip Challenge”, during which the participants had to create as much revenue as possible with limited resources. Paperclips were used as an initial investment. The students also had the opportunity to visit the International Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe, where employees explained how a bank is organised and answered several questions about the Bank’s methodology to earn money. Additionally, MOVE organised a financial seminar, where two successful entrepreneurs talked about the importance of women’s financial independence. To close the Week, students were asked to participate in a game, which allowed them to gain awareness about the differences between essential, secondary and luxurious goods.


2018 Sao Tome and Principe Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANISATIONS:

  • MOVE (Associação de Microcrédito e Empreendedorismo)

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • 1 media organisation
  • 3 schools

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 100

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 400

MOVE (Associação de Microcrédito e Empreendedorismo)
The MOVE in Sao Tome and Principe promoted a series of initiatives such as a dynamic debrief on Sao Tome’s national radio station with tips and tricks on how to save money. The organisation conducted two door-to-door leaflet distributions with explanations on the importance of effective money-management and four workshops with entrepreneurs. To reach the younger generations, high school students were invited to participate in games and contests that call for their creativity, negotiation skills and entrepreneurial spirit.


2017 Sao Tome and Principe Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANISATIONS:

  • Move
  • Associação de Microcrédito e Empreendedorismo

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • Liceu Nacional de São Tomé e Príncipe
  • RTP África
  • Gnóstica Medical Center

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 50

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • >500

During Global Money Week 2017, MOVE (Associação de Microcrédito e Empreendedorismo) held four events in Sao Tome e Principe, reaching out to high school students, young and creative entrepreneurs in charge of new startups, local entrepreneurs in the food processing business, as well as other important partners. A very exciting event was held by the entrepreneurship club! Several clips on smarter financial options and saving money were filmed, in addition to the lesson dedicated to raising financial awareness. These fun and creative and clips were compiled into a final video, which was presented at the GMW closing event. Furthermore, the startup incubator conducted a workshop on “Minimum Viable Product,” where young people had the opportunity to understand how to start a project without turning to credit or compromising financial stability.

MOVE was very successful in including the remote communities in Sao Tome and Principe by organising a workshop on “household budget management” in Monte Café, a poor village in the country hills. MOVE targeted both mothers and children by promoting the importance of financial planning and savings to the mothers, and explaining the importance of saving and building money boxes to the children. At the close of the week, MOVE held an event at the Portuguese Cultural Center, where guest speakers discussed various topics on entrepreneurship, and students from the Entrepreneurship Club presented their video. GMW 2017 in Sao Tome and Principe was closed by the tasting of local products, produced by young entrepreneurs.