Global Money Week

2017 Uganda Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:

Participating Organizations:
Youth Venture
Anzisha Prize under African Leadership Academy
USAID/Feed the Future Youth Leadership for Agriculture
Aflatoun International
Department of International Development (Dfid)
Bank Of Uganda
Opportunity Bank (U) Ltd
Finance Trust Bank
Ministry Of Education and Sports
Amani Initiative
Organisation name
Vision Group
Uganda Scouts Association
Uganda Girl Guides Association
Youth Partnership Uganda (YPU)
Capital Markets Authority
Makerere University Business School
EducationPlus Schools
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Ministry of Gender
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation and Radio
ACI Uganda
Jack & Jill Primary
Organisation name
Organisation name
Bolton Uganda
Diamond Trust Bank (DTB)
Citibank (U) Ltd
Citi Foundation
Amani Initiative
Spouts Filter
The East African Business Week
73rd Parliament Uganda
Adonai Schools
Labor and Social development
Uganda Stock Exchange Bureau
EducationPlus Foundation
Youth Renaissance Africa
Bank Of Africa (Uganda)
Rainbow Magazine
Mixa Kids Magazine
Urban TV
Riham Soda Uganda
City Parents Primary
Public Trust Primary
Danies Primary
Turkish Primary
British School of Kampala

During the 2017 Global money week, the Private Education Development Network (PEDN) will be coordinating exciting and fun activities in Uganda by bringing together partners such as Bank of Uganda, National Curriculum Development Center, Financial Institutions, Civil Society Organizations, Media Houses and many others. PEDN and its partners plan to carry out 15 events with over 179 activities all over Uganda. These activities are to be carried out from the 27th March, 2017 to 2nd April, 2017 under the theme, “Learn. Save. Earn”.

Throughout the Week, Ugandan youth will have the opportunity to participate in financial literacy awareness workshops where they will learn about planning and budgeting, financial service providers, saving and spending, entrepreneurship skills, and their rights and responsibilities. These workshops will be delivered by officials from financial institutions as well as PEDN financial literacy trainers. Other fun events for the Ugandan youth are high-level discussions, seminars, and inspirational talks with bank officials, corporate leaders and mentors. Planned Job imitations with youth role models will to help the youth shape their future professional goals and concrete plans to achieve these personal goals. Board Games, essay competitions, GMW selfie challenges, drawings, music dance and drama, football competitions at schools will bring out the fun that comes with the Global Money Week Celebrations!

On 29th March 2017, the Stock Exchange will festively be opened by students from Stand tall training Centre and high-level representatives from different organizations. The Bank of Uganda Money Museum will also be open to youth to enable them learn about the history of Money in Uganda and throughout the world. At the close of the week, additional Financial Fairs will be held and partner organizations will be awarded with certificates of recognition for taking part in GMW 2017.

In 2017, Assist Community Initiatives Uganda will participate to the GMW celebrations by organizing exciting activities such as an awareness walk, school campaigns and talks, school clubs, International Youth Forum on Entrepreneurship, mapping of communities reached, and television talks. On 10th March 2017, Assist will launch the Week at the closing ceremony of International Youth Forum on Entrepreneurship.

I Profile Foundation is participating to GMW 2017 through visits to Banks, Government institutions and schools, financial literacy awareness sessions, high-level discussions, seminars, and other educational sessions that will provide money-related mentorships for children and youth. Throughout the Week, young people will be able to engage themselves at the Bank of Uganda Museum. I Profile Foundation marks the Week with an interesting event on 2nd April 2017: Be your own boss challenge!

2016 Uganda Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Private Education Development Network (PEDN)
The National Curriculum Development Centre

Participanting Organizations:
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)

Date of event:
14th - 19th of March

Total number of children & youth engaged: 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 organizations. The students were treated to educational and motivational presentations on topics including finance, banking as well as career choices. ‬‬‬‬‬

2015 Uganda Money Week

National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC)
Kiggo Lunya Primary
Star Primary
Date of the event:
15th – 16th of March
Number of children reached:

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 organized 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 program in 2014. To kick-start the program, eight children participated in the International Aflatoun Skype call with children from Moldova. The children learned more about what Aflatoun is and how the children of Moldova save money and create enterprises


2013 Uganda Money Week

Name of organizing entity - National Curriculum Development Centre

Partners - Bank of Uganda, GIZ (German organisation), PEDN, City Bank

Date of the event : 15th - 21st of March

Number of children reached - 700

Music, Dance and Drama Competition within ten schools took place during Global Money Week 2014. The activity was organized 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 organizers and by singing the set piece by the schools.

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

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