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Visits to Parliaments

Organising youth visits to government departments, e.g. the Ministry of Finance or the Ministry of Education, and including them in activities such as participatory budgeting fosters understanding of how policies are made, and the impact these decisions have. These visits help youth to have a better understanding of how parliaments work, as well as why and how policy decisions are made.

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GMW2018 in Peru launched at the Congress of the Republic

GMW2018 was launched in the Congress of the Republic, emphasizing the importance of enhancing saving culture through financial education. During the ceremony, a student and a teacher gave a speech on how financial education helped them reach their saving goals.

 

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Educational sessions organised by the Ministry of Social Affairs in Lebanon during GMW2018

High-level discussions and other educational sessions were organised by the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Higher Council for Childhood with the support of the FAO. Entreprenergy, CSR Al Ahli Holding Group, and ESA Business School organised a Social Entrepreneurship Summit, an event to enhance the discourse around social entrepreneurship and to foster creativity and increase engagement to combat challenges in local communities. The summit was supported by His Excellency Minister of Youth and Sports and in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs. Throughout the Week, young people participated in competitions and university students attended an “Innovation Camp”, a one-day entrepreneurship workshop during which teams developed their ideas to pitch to a jury panel including high-level representatives. This event was organised by Fransabank and implemented by INJAZ Association.

 

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Teacher training organised by the Ministry of Education in Guatemala during GMW2018

During GMW, the Ministry of Education organised teacher training sessions to ensure that the teachers understood financial and economic concepts and could pass this knowledge on to their students. GMW has garnered notoriety in Guatemala largely due to the presence of Jafeth Cabrera, Vice President of Guatemala, at the festival.

 

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Visits to the Ministry of Finance and other key institutions organised by Kyrgyzstan during GMW2017

During GMW in Kyrgyzstan, representatives of governmental institutions, NGOs, international organisations in the Kyrgyz Republic, and financial institutes managed to interest to young people in financial planning, savings and services, by providing entertaining lectures and organising fun activities. Children visited the Ministry of Finance and the Agency on the protection of Deposits, among other organisations, and therefore, could see the inner operations of these institutions for themselves.

 

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Visit to the National Parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo took place in GMW2017

During GMW2017, APPEC-Education, a professional association which deals with financial education and youth entrepreneurship issues, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Congo and other partners, organised several activities, (including a visit to the National Parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo), ultimately reaching 34.800 young people and children. Young people had the opportunity to discuss matters related to the budget with the deputies, most notably the leaders of the Committee of Economy and Finance. In March, the new parliament in DRC opened to mainly deal with budget related manners.

 

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Croatian ministries take a leading role in inaugurating and promoting financial literacy during GMW2016

GMW2016 in the Republic of Croatia was coordinated by the Ministry of Finance and involved many other stakeholders from the governmental and financial sectors, including the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, the Croatian National Bank and other organisations. Celebration of the Week started with the traditional roundtable discussion on 14 March, organised by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Science, Education and Sport under the title “Financial Literacy and Youth.” The main objective of GMW was to encourage the activities and systematic education of citizens, especially youth, in the field of financial literacy. During Global Money Week, a number of activities were organised including round tables, student visits to governmental and financial institutions, student debates, presentations and more.

 

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Youth budget presentation to Minister and Parliament of Botswana during GMW2014

Peer educators who were awarded the 2013 Child and Youth Finance Award presented their youth budget to the Botswana Parliament. Secondary school students were divided into groups to discuss the Botswana 2014/2015 budget speech which was delivered by the Minister of Finance and Development planning Honorable Kenneth O. Mathambo on the 3rd February 2014. The students came up with their own input into the budget speech and compiled a report to be submitted to the Minister.