Global Money Week

2017 Belarus Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
The National bank of the Republic of Belarus

Participating Organizations:
Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus
Association of Belаrusian Banks
24 Commercial banks of the Republic of Belarus
Department for Humanitarian Activities of the Property Management Directorate of the President of the Republic of Belarus
Development (ARFIN)
Association of Belarusian lessors
Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus
Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus
Country Office of World Bank
Republican Microfinance Center
BTRC Payment system BelCard
Deposit Compensation Agency of Belarus
Belarusian Republican Youth Union
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
EXPOFORUM Exhibition Company
Ltd.IGRIKA

Global Money Week in Belarus will start with the trade opening ceremony at the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange. The group of children traditionally will ring the Stock Exchange’s bell to symbolically open the Week in Belarus.

For nearly 5 years National Bank of Belarus has been coordinating the national financial education plan that was adopted by the Government in 2013, including annual celebrations of Global Money Week that have been taking place in Belarus since 2013.

Open Financial literacy lesson in a school is going to be conducted by the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National bank of the Republic of Belarus.

Throughout the Week the wide variety of activities will be organized by various stakeholders in the country, including interactive games “Financial Football” in high educational institutions, screenings of financial education cartoons for young children in kinder gardens, workshops and seminars in schools, excursions to the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange, competitions and others.

The presentation of a financial literacy book for children will be also held during the Global Money Week.

Commercial banks in Belarus will provide trainings, seminars and lectures for children and youth all around the country.

It is planned to arrange Skype conference between peers from Belarus and schoolchildren from other countries celebrating the Week. They are going to discuss issues of personal budget planning.

Activities will be conducted in all regions of the Republic of Belarus and extensively covered by mass media.


2016 Belarus Global Money Week

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Leading Organizations:
National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Participating Organizations:
Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus
Association of Belorussian Banks
Association of Financial Market Development
The Belarusian Association of Insurers
Association of Belarusian lessors
Republican Microfinance Center
The Belarusian Republican Youth Union
The Youth Entrepreneurship Support and Development Centre
Ltd.IGRIKA
BTRC Payment system BelCard
National Academy of Science of the Republic of Belarus
Belarusbank

Date of the event:
14th - 20th of March

Total number of children & youth engaged: 300 000
Total indirect reach 600 000

More than 4000 activities took place throughout all regions of the Republic of Belarus during Global Money Week 2016, including more than 3000 educational visits, lectures and workshops for youth, financial education games, seminars, theatre performances, essay and art competitions and many more.

This year’s Global Money Week in Belarus was linked to the official denomination of the national currency that is scheduled to take place on 1 July 2016. The Week was used as a catalyzer for the massive informative campaign of young citizens about this important issue and raising the level of their financial literacy. Thus, in accordance with the agreement reached with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the experts of the National Bank, commercial banks, associations of financial market participants and other industry organizations arranged financial education visits, workshops and lectures in schools and talked to children about the denomination, the look of the new banknotes and coins, their security features, and answered the questions of children and youth. The objective of this year’s Week was very ambitious – to reach all the educational institutions of the Republic of Belarus!

The Week was traditionally opened at the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange on 14 March with the “Ring the Bell” ceremony, which saw participation from more than 40 youth participants, together with all major national media and press houses including national television stations and newspapers. Another major event was the financial education event at the Minsk Regional Lyceum, with the participation of the top management of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus.

NGO Youth Entrepreneurship Support and Development Centre also actively participated in the Week by organizing an online competition “Non-boring Finances”, an economic leadership challenge, and various financial literacy trainings. The Republican Microfinance Center also actively participated in the Week by organizing several financial literacy trainings entitled “Plan your Future” in rural areas of the country.

2015 Belarus Global Money Week

Participants:
National Bank of Belarus
Association of Belarusian Banks
Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange
The Belarus State Economic University
The Belarusian State University
Polessky State University
Commercial banks – Belarusbank, VTB Bank, BPS Sberbank and others
Other educational establishments, the mass media, credit unions etc.
Date of the event:
9th - 17th of March
Reached number of youth:
55 000

Global Money Week in Belarus began with the trade opening ceremony at the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange on the 9th of March. The group of children rang the Stock Exchange’s bell to symbolically open the Week in Belarus.

National Bank of Belarus is coordinating the national financial education plan that was adopted by the Government in 2013, including annual celebrations of Global Money Week that are taking place in Belarus since 2013. Throughout the Week the wide variety of activities were organized by various stakeholders in the country, including interactive games “Financial Football” in high educational institutions, screenings of financial education cartoons for young children in kinder gardens, workshops and seminars in schools, excursions to the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange, competitions and many more. The financial and economic games tournament for undergraduate students of Belarusian higher education institutions was also held at the National Bank on March 16th.

Commercial banks in Belarus were also active in this year’s Global Money Week and provided trainings, seminars and lectures for children and youth all around the country during the Week, for instance Belarusbank reached more than 40 000 youth with its activities. Also the National Bank’s representatives carried out a number of training events for children of its employees during the Week, and the social advertisements about financial education matters were placed on TV, radio and other media starting March 1st. Activities were conducted in all regions of the Republic of Belarus, including Minsk, Brest, Grodno, Gomel, Vitebsk, Mogilev, Pinsk, Orsha and other cities.

More information about Global Money Week in Belarus and other activities of the national financial education plan of Belarus can be found on the national financial education website of Belarus.

 

2014 Belarus Global Money Week

Participants:
National Bank of Belarus
Date of the event:
10th - 17th of March
Number of children reached:
80

The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus conducted activities which enhanced the financial literacy and education of the younger generation for the second time under the auspices of Global Money Week. The educational activities took place in 10 education institutions in Minsk and included educational lessons, information breaks and open classes for schoolchildren (from the 1st to the 7th form). They told children about spending and saving money, the options available for them to earn money, and how to make good financial decisions. All children received gifts, pads, pens, calculators and a special book called "The Monetary ABC" that was issued in 2013. The book contains a bright and full-colored comic with information for children on issues concerning making, spending and saving money.

About 80 young people from the institutes of higher education were brought together by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus to take part in a Competition on Financial Literacy.

Officers of the Principal Mogilev Region Division of the National Bank have been continuously working on developing and implementing a financial education curriculum for pre-school and elementary schoolchildren. Global Money Week was a chance for the children to show their teachers the financial knowledge which they have learned throughout the year thanks to the National Bank.

On the 17th January 2013 the Council of Ministers of Belarus and The National Bank co-signed an agreement (schedule № 31/1) stating that they will co-share the responsibility of ensuring that state institutions and financial market leaders will enhance the population’s financial literacy in Belarus in the period of 2013 – 2018, especially for children and youth. The development of educational materials is one way through which this agreement is being fulfilled. For example the production and distribution of a guidance manual named “The Financial Literacy” based on the manual ”Financial Awareness“ that was written by the Russian Economic School and the production of a series of educational and entertaining promo-videos that reveal the key elements and notions of a financial system. The multi-sectorial organizations that have joined forces are doing so with the hope that with an enhanced financial education future generations will be able to improve their own quality of life and feel confident to steer their future, this will directly affect the prosperity and stability of the Belarus’s economy and society.

 

2013 Belarus Global Money Week

Name of organizing entity - National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Partners -Belarusian Republican Youth Union; The Belarusian newspaper ‘Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus’
2013 Dates - 16th – 21st of March

Global Money Week in Belarus was celebrated with a week-long campaign held under the auspices of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union. Students from 20 educational institutions from the city of Minsk had the opportunity to participate in the interactive game “Financial Football”. The winning teams were invited to the National Bank where they received presents and glossaries with the main economic terms. According to the action plan submitted to the Main Office of the National Bank by its regional main departments, a large number of demo lessons, briefings, and public appearances of the bank officers in educational establishments, at parents’ meetings and the school staff meetings were scheduled for Global Money Week.

The National Bank of Belarus asked Belarusian banks to join in festivities devoted to Global Money Week and organized various events and activities aimed at promoting financial literacy. The event was supported by JSC “SSB Belarusbank” with the presentation of the glossary ‘Financial ABC from Belarusbank’. Also, JSC ”Belagroprombank“ celebrated birthdays of those who took part in the promo action ”Children’s saving program ”Go Big!“ and gave bank payment cards to the participants in the children’s contest “I am Singing!”. JSC ”Fransabank“ created special section at its official website where general information about the genesis of financial relations as well as basic notions of the market for banking services can be found. Employees of the National Bank’s Mogilev Region conducted financial literacy lessons for preschool and primary-school children.

The newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus in collaboration with the National Bank and the Association of Belarusian Banks for Children Financial Literacy “The Monetary ABC” launched a comic strip, which aims to provide children with basic financial education.

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