Global Money Week

2017 Georgia Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
National Bank of Georgia

Participating Organizations:
Bank of Georgia (BOG)
Business and Technology University (BTU)
FINCA Bank Georgia
Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA)
National Youth and Children’s Palace (NYCP)
NGO Society and Banks (SAB)
St. George British Georgian School
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Public schools
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Throughout the Global Money Week 2017, the National Bank of Georgia (NBG), along with the partners from public, private and NGO sectors, plans to reach hundreds of children and youth country-wide through creative competitions, lectures, TV spots, fun, educational resources, and exploratory visits, including, in the NBG Cash Center of Tbilisi and in the Money Museum of Kvareli.

Some commercial banks like Bank of Georgia and FINCA Bank will also actively participate in the Week by conducting branch visits, seminars and games for school children.


2016 Georgia Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
National Bank of Georgia

Participating Organizations:
National Bank of Georgia (inc. Money museum)
National Youth and Children’s Palace
Finca Bank Georgia
Society and Banks (NGO)
Maestro TV
Public Schools

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

Total number of children & youth engaged: 4 170
Total indirect reach: 5 000

During 14-20 March, the NBG, in cooperation with the National Children and Youth Palace, conducted photo, essay and drawing competitions on the topic “Take Part. Save Smart.” The winners (authors of the best works) were invited to an educational tour, lectures, and an awards ceremony in the NBG’s Money Museum in Kvareli.

In the Money Museum, the NBG representatives held a lecture on the history of the National Bank of Georgia, its mission and functions, as well as the role and activities of the commercial banks. Children and youth also became acquainted to the history of money and received information on the culture of saving.

Further, Finca Bank organized a number of educational events during the Week. Finca Bank welcomed students (grades 5-6) from one public school (Public School #4, Kaspi, Georgia) to one of its branches, and introduced children to how banks operate. In addition, Finca Bank Georgia conducted many educational lectures and seminars for the 150 schoolchildren from different public schools in different regions (Mtskheta, Akhaltsikhe, Gori, Rustavi, Kaspi).

In addition, NBG, in collaboration with one of the TV Channels (“Maestro TV”), dedicated one hour to the Global Money Week topic within the live talk show “Business Contact”. Natia Chkonia, Head of Consumer Protection Division at the National Bank, talked about the importance of financial education, savings, management of personal finances, and shared information about money and the Global Money Week campaign.

“GMW celebrations are highly important for enhancing the culture of saving amongst the youth, and for raising their levels of financial literacy” Natia Chkonia, Head of Consumer Protection, Georgia
“It is important to provide financial education to children from a young age. Parents have a significant role to play – they can teach their children how to save, count savings with them, etc. Commercial banks must also actively support financial education endeavors in the country” Giorgi Kepuladze, Director of NGO Society and Banks, Georgia

2015 Georgia Money Week

Participants:
National Bank of Georgia
National Youth and Children Palace of Georgia
Date of event:
10th - 15th of March
Number of children reached
96

During the Global Money Week 2015, National Bank of Georgia in cooperation with the National Youth and Children Palace (NYCP) of Georgia organized a range of events for students. The students got opportunity to take part in photo exhibition, drawing/poster contest on the theme “My Dream Money”, movie screenings, “Monopoly” contest, and public lectures among others. Selected students were then invited for a tour of the National Bank of Georgia. They were given presentation about the history of money, history of the National Bank of Georgia, and the importance of saving. Children also visited the cash-center of the National Bank of Georgia on March 13th and learned about the center’s operations.

 

2014 Georgia Money Week

Participants:
National Bank of Georgia
Privat Bank Georgia
Date of the event:
10th - 17th of March
Number of children reached:
410

National Bank of Georgia organized an educational tour for the children from socially vulnerable and large families within the framework of Global Money Week. Children visited the Money Museum of the National Bank of Georgia in Kvareli, a small town in Eastern Georgia where they received information about the history of Georgian currency. Youngsters also visited the Ilia Chavchavadze Museum. The Money Museum of the National Bank of Georgia is a unique place to receive information about the history of the Georgian currency and currency in general and it frequently hosts guests, especially from the young generation.

National Bank of Georgia hopes that other financial and educational organizations will join them in celebrating Global Money Week next year. This will give them the possibility to reach more children and youth and inform them about the importance of money, savings culture and personal finance management, that is in turn one of the preconditions for raising level of financial literacy and financial inclusion.

Twenty Privat Bank branches in 9 Georgian cities opened their doors for school children aged 10-16 to tour their bank. Bank employees provided youth with interesting and useful information about money, budgeting, and managing personal finances, as well as about banking system and banking services. The bank also organized 3 groups of school children to visit the Money Museum of National Bank of Georgia.

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