2017 Ghana Global Money Week
- Leading Organizations:
- AIESEC Ghana
- Young Investor Network
- Participating Organizations: Access Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana Home Loan, Emmanuel Primary Schoo,l St Thomas High School, University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Catholic University College of Ghana, University of Energy and Natural Resources, University for Development Studies, Regional Maritime Universit,y Ghana Stock Exchange, Bank of Ghana, Central University, Center for financial education, Mary Queen of Peace School, Montessori School, UNIBANK, University of Cape Coast Business Incubator, Uber, Old mutual C_nergy , Ancila , Bethesda Methodist School , Divine Victory school , Hope academy international school , Methodist High School , Girls model school , Presbyterian school , Pentecost University College , Central University , Young investor academy, University of Ghana, GAEC Basic schools (Junior high school), Data Bank, First Bank, Garison Basic school (Junior high schools), Ofankor da Basic Schools(Junior high school), Foundation for financial inclusion, Agricultural Development Bank, ATL FM , Childcare International School , Coastal TV, DANICOM International School, Flowers Gay School , Pere Planque Memorial Preparatory School, Prudential Bank, University of Cape Coast Primary School, University Practice Junior High School
- Lead Organization: Microfinance and Small Loans Center (MASLOC)
- Participants: Camfed Ghana, AIESEC Ghana, Ihope, Oak Foundation, HFC Bank, Fidelity Bank and Greepec Consult Hope
- Date of the event: 14th - 20th of March
- Total number of children & youth engaged: 1 550
- Participants: Camfed, AIESEC Ghana
- Date of the event: 9th - 17th of March
- Number of children reached: 500
- Participants: HFC Bank Save the Children Ghana Head of State Award Scheme Camfed Ghana
- Date of the event: 12th - 15th of March
- Number of children reached: 2 760
- Press: camfed.org www.modernghana.com
Throughout the Global Money Week 2017, AIESEC Ghana along with partners plans to reach 3.000 children and youth through plenty of exciting and interesting events, such as visits to schools and financial institutions, financial awareness sessions in schools, as well as high-level discussions, seminars, and educational sessions organized by banks and other financial institutions. On Wednesday 29th March, the Stock Exchange will festively be opened by students from the participating universities and high-level representatives from the leading participating organizations. Furthermore, on Friday 31st March, young people will be able to visit various financial institutions, corporates, and businesses, and engage themselves at the gallery exhibitions to explore and tour the various department of the banks. During the GMW 2017 in Ghana, university students will have the opportunity to attend lots of financial workshops, talks, and an open discussion on the theme of GMW 2017: Learn. Save. Earn. As another way of raising awareness on financial inclusion of children and youth, on Sunday 2nd March 2017, AIESEC Ghana is planning to close the week by holding Financial Fairs in collaboration with the banks and the students from various university campuses
During GMW 2017, PITS, a youth organization, will reach another 3000 Ghanaian children and youth through their involvement in essay, research and drawing competitions, and visits to various financial institutions. Participating youth will visit the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) and UNIBANK in Cape Coast, Ghana. On the same day, high-level discussions, seminars, and other educational sessions will be organized in collaboration with University of Cape Coast (UCC) Business Incubator. During this session, the students will have the opportunity to hear about “the requirements of a successful entrepreneurial career”. To support the entrepreneurial career of the students, handicrafts and other products made by the students from the participating schools will be exhibited during the events. During these fun events, primary school students will have the opportunity to interact with university students who will share their financial and entrepreneurial success stories. At the close of the week, the Montessori School will host a mega financial fair as a commemorative event where the winners of various competitions will receive their awards.
Young Investors’ Network (YIN) will start celebrating the GMW 2017 through a pre-GMW event on 13th March 2017: Train the Trainer program that focuses on training selected volunteers from four universities who will serve as mentors the high school students during the GMW. On 27th March, an educational tour to the Bank of Ghana and The Ghana Stock Exchange will be organized to expose participants to the operation of the central bank and the stock exchange. On 28th and 29th March, GMW will be celebrated with Junior High Schools in the Greater Accra, after which some students will be selected to participate to the GMW Money Box Challenge Competition that will take place in 30th March. YIN will close the Week with a summit involving all stakeholders in the financial industry and an awards ceremony on 31st March, and a summit for college students on 1st April.
In celebration of Global Money Week, Uber and Old Mutual have announced that they will be extending their free money management course that took place in South Africa to Uber’s driver-partners in Accra, Ghana, in Lagos in Nigeria and Nairobi in Kenya. The course reflects the Week’s theme - Learn. Save. Earn. Driver-partners attending the workshops will be empowered with the skills to manage their finances in order to grow their income and save for the future. They’ll learn to understand basic money principles, develop healthy savings habits and plan a path to financial well-being.
2016 Ghana Money Week
The Microfinance and Small Loan Center (MASLOC), a microfinance unit under the Office of the Ghanaian president, will lead the Global Money Week campaign in Ghana. The unit, which is an apex body responsible for implementing the Government of Ghana's microfinance programs aimed at reducing poverty and creating jobs and wealth, will plan to carry out a financial literacy workshop during the Week. In addition to the activities that will be organized by MASLOC, NGOs and youth development organizations such as Ihope, Oak Foundation, Camfed Ghana and Greepec Consult are expected to observe the Week. Activities planned by these organizations will include financial literacy and entrepreneurship radio campaigns, quizzes, visits to financial institutions and corporate bodies, as well as the launch of a piggy bank project.
2015 Ghana Money Week
Camfed Ghana and AIESEC in Ghana led the Global Money Week 2015 campaign in Ghana. During Global Money Week, CAMA’s (Camfed’s alumnae association) core trainers and peer educators in financial literacy appeared on radio shows across the Northern region, talking about the benefits of financial literacy. In Tamale, young women collaborated with bank officials to undertake a financial literacy campaign. CAMA’s peer educators also delivered their financial literacy sessions in rural schools, talking about earning money, saving, budgeting and banking.
AIESEC Ghana marked the week at the Kids Paradise School in Kwabenya, where it organized financial literacy training sessions for students.
2014 Ghana Money Week
Global Money Week in Ghana was celebrated with an array of different events organized by various financial and social organizations. The HFC Bank in collaboration with Save the Children Ghana and Head of State Award Scheme invited approximately 260 students from public high schools to visit HFC bank branches in Takoradi, Kumasi, Labone, Nkoranza, Koforidua and Accra throughout the week for a bank open house day. The visits included a special tour of the bank branches and a ‘question and answer’ session about savings The top 3 savers per frequency from each selected school were given an award during the school's morning assembly before the visit to the bank.
AIESEC Ghana, an internationally known youth-led non-profit organization which provides leadership training and internships for the youth, visited the Adenta Community School and North Legon School Complex to give a talk on savings to about 500 primary and junior high school students with the help of Unibank.
In the spirit of GMW, members of the Camfed network presented a financial literacy radio program on Zaa Radio. The program is estimated to have had a reach of over one million people. They discussed a variety of topics live on air, including budgeting, how to earn money, savings, and preventing the phenomenon of ‘kayayo’ (young women who leave their communities to become porters in urban centers, which increases their vulnerability to exploitation and abuse), and how financial literacy directly affects women’s rights. It’s a show directed at young women but the radio program has a much wider variety of listeners.
2013 Ghana Money Week
Name of organizing entity - The Head of State Award Scheme
Date of the event - 15th - 21st of March
Number of children reached - 10 000
Global Money Week Ghana was marked by a number of financial educational activities aiming to ensure financial education and inclusion of young Ghanaians. More than 8 000 children and youth were involved in the week of celebration with four distinct events: the Youth Save Fair, the “Own Your Account” Exhibition, a Youth Debate and the Financial Advisory open day.
The Youth Save Fair was an interaction platform for students. It educated on financial matters especially on how, when, where and what to save. The fair was held in four selected schools in which students were involved in demonstrations, interviews, entertainments and talks. The “Own Your Account” Exhibition was an interactive exhibition for students, which enabled them to open and their own account and start saving through HFC’s Enidaso. Over 1.000 accounts were opened by the students, a good start to children’s and youth’s savings. A Youth Debate took place on the topic of “Encouraging Banking for Young People Can Be Harmful”. It was held between students of Labone Senior High School and Accra High Schools as they look at the pros and cons of youth saving in Ghanaian cultural perspective. The result occurred maximum awareness among young people.
A Financial Advisory Open Day was hosted by the Boys’ Brigade at churches. With the support from HFC bank, a free financial advisory platform was created to advise and answer issues, financial matters and products.
“I have just realized that owning an account is not just for adults but for everyone who wants to have a secure future. I am going to open one so I can save all my coins for investment after school,” commented a school-aged youth.
“I am going to spend my money wisely from today“ said another.
Name of organizing entity - Camfed Ghana
Camfed Ghana also joined the celebrations of Global Money Week by reaching more than 860 000 listeners through a radio program organized by young women. During the week, young women in Ghana trained 291 young people in their communities by providing financial literacy lessons.