Global Money Week

2017 Kosovo Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo
Kosovo Banking Association (KBA)

Participating Organizations:
Commercial banks in the county

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has planned a variety of activities for Global Money Week this year. The Week will opened on March 27th with the Opening ceremony together with the KBA and National Museum. The Governor might attend the opening ceremony as well, and school children will participate in coin and money exchange game. On the following days of the Week CBK will engage in financial education activities with children and youth from different background and schools, including youth minorities, children with disabilities and from Prishtina orphanage.

In the middle of the Week the open lecture will be conducted by CBK’s Vice Governor and one of the Experts on Securities and demonstrate an auction. Other events include lectures on Insurance industry in General and will focus in Kosovo in Prishtina University, as well as events on topics such Corporate Governance and Risk Management in Peja.

Long-time active supporter of Kosovo Banking Associaton will continue to engage its member banks and promote activities such as open days for the public at bank branches throughout the country.


2016 Kosovo Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo

Participating Organizations:
Kosovo Banking Association (KBA)

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

Total number of children & youth engaged: 2 700
Total indirect reach: 17 000

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo launched the Global Money Week campaign with the financial education event at the "Emin Duraku" primary school in Prizren, with IV and V grade students. Students were presented with a lot of useful information about the function of the money and personal financial management, and they participated in the exciting group work. On the second day, the main GMW event took place in the Economic High School "Hasan Prishtina" in Mitrovica. The Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo highlighted the importance of saving and financial management to mark Global Money Week, and encouraged the youth of this school and their peers from other schools to be devoted to learning in order to achieve their goals. As part of this event to mark Global Money Week, the Mayor of Mitrovica, Mr. Agim Bahtiri, advised students that with hard work and determination, anything can be accomplished.

Furthermore, the students of the Economic High School "Hasan Prishtina", divided into six groups to compete in a quiz developed to test their knowledge on the role of the Central Bank, the financial industry, insurance, pensions and more. The knowledge and understanding shown through this quiz testified a good future is expected for the students of this school and the best students were awarded with prizes. Moreover, the employees of the Central Bank also conducted presentations on “Corporate Governance of Financial Institutions” and “Securities and demonstration of an auction” for the students during the Week.

The Kosovo Banking Association (KBA) also organized various events during Global Money Week 2016. KBA organized many classes and lectures for different groups of children and youth in various parts of the Republic of Kosovo, and Global Money Week was officially launched in Primary school “Model” in Prishtina on 14 March. The event was attended by school children who had the chance to listen to a lecture on savings from a financial literacy expert. They also received savings boxes as a gift and as a manifest to keep developing their savings habits in the future. In the following days of Global Money Week, lectures and classes on spending, savings, investments and money management in other municipalities in the Republic of Kosovo (Mitrovicë, Gjilan and Pejë) took place. KBA also conducted a massive media campaign in order to reach the Kosovo population in a wider scope, including a series of radio interviews, television shows and by publishing financial literacy videos on the national television in Kosovo. This campaign will be transmitted through Kosovo TV channels until the end of this year.

“ Who saves, the future repays” Student, Kosovo
“Save today, safe tomorrow! ” Student, Kosovo
“Spend less than you earn” Student, Kosovo

2015 Kosovo Global Money Week

Participants:
Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo
Date of event:
9th - 17th of March
Number of children reached:
80

The Central Bank of Kosovo organized a many events in “Ismail Qemali”, “Hasan Pristina” and other primary schools in the capital city of Pristina during Global Money Week 2015. The Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo participated in the events. He spoke to the children about proper management of money. Children worked in groups and discussed about savings, money management, employment, entrepreneurship, banking system and other topics.

The main purpose of celebrating Kosovo Money Week was to empower young generation to be well responsible citizens and have knowledge of economy. These activities will continue in the future engaging children and young people to learn how money works, including savings, money management, employment, being entrepreneurs, banks etc.

The events were extensively covered by the national media and broadcasted on major TV channels in Kosovo. The Banking Association of Kosovo also supported Global Money Week 2015 and promoted the initiatives through the national media.

 

2014 Kosovo Global Money Week

Participants:
Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo
Kosovo Bankers Association
Date of the event:
14th of March
Number of children reached:
100

"Let’s Learn to Save" was the motto of the activity that gathered children from schools across Prishtina, the capital city of Kosovo. Around 100 children, from Grade 4-5, attended the event that took place in the National Library of Kosovo. The event was also attended by representatives from the Kosovo Bankers Association and the national media.

During the event the Governor of the Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo (CBK) addressed the children with a short speech. He used story telling as an engaging method to explain to them that saving is an important practice that they will need if they want to build a better future for themselves. Children were very interested in the topic and they took notes and raised several interesting savings related questions throughout the Governor’s speech. The Chairman of the Bankers Association was a guest speaker at this event. He spoke to children about banks and their importance in the children’s community.

The Senior Advisor of the Executive Board of the CBK told the children about a few everyday examples of how she saves her money. Through sharing her own daily experience with the children she engaged them to think about the importance of savings. Children were given a saving box (so that they can start their savings), a brochure titled “What we sow today, we reap tomorrow” which contains information and advice on saving, and a T-shirt with CBK and Global Money Week’s logos and the event’s motto “Let’s Learn to Save”.

The CBK launched a competition and invited all children from the 4th and 5th grades from primary schools in Prishtina to compete with their stories, essay or drawings based on the subject “savings”. The competition will run until 30th April 2014. The best stories, essays or drawings will get a symbolic price from the CBK and will be published on the CBK web page.

The event was attended by Kosovo national media who broadcasted the event on several TV channels and on their online platforms. CBK staff members were invited onto a national TV program to talk about the event and financial literacy in general.

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