Global Money Week

2017 Lebanon Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Fransabank SAL

Participating Organizations:
Beirut Baptist School
Antonine College Mar Doumit
Al Hadi School
Bank Audi
Banque Libano-Francaise
HSBC Bank Lebanon
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Al Majmoua Association
Injaz Lebanon
Makhzoumi Foundation
Montana International College
Mont la Salle - Institut Technique
SOS Youth
Mawaheb Kosta Public School
Al Hadi School
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Global Steps
College des Saints Coeurs, Ain Najm
Sagesse, Ain El Remaneh
Antonine Sisters School, Ghazir
Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU)
Makassed, Khaled Bin Al-Walid
Ecole Saint Joseph de l'Apparition
Sahagian College
Sagesse, Jdeideh
El Ghobayri Public Secondary school for girls
College Notre Dame De Nazareth, Achrafieh
Notre Dame des Apôtres Kab Elias
Beirut Baptist School
Antonine College Mar Doumit
Zawtar El Gharbieh Public School-Nabatieh
Rawdat Al Atfal Private School-Meryata –Zgharta
My New School Private School- El Hermel-Bekaa

Bank Audi For the third year in a row and aiming to provide students with the necessary knowledge that enables them to save money, plan for their future and understand the way a bank works, Bank Audi will be hosting 11th grade students for “A Day at Bank Audi” which will take place at Bank Audi, Bab Idriss, Plaza Head Offices on 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 March & April 1st 2017 from 09:00 am to 13:00 pm. During these 6 days, approximately 500 students from 11 different schools and one NGO will be participating and attending the following presentations and activities:

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Welcome to the World of Banking
  • 10:00 - 10:20 - CSR
  • 10:20 - 10:45 - Break
  • 10:45 - 11:15 - Career Guidance
  • 11:15 - 11:45 - Combating Financial Crime
  • 11:45 - 11:50 - Brain Teasers
  • 11:50 - 12:15 - Saving Tips
  • 12:15 - 12:40 - Bank of the Future
  • 12:40 - 13:00 - Meet Novot
  • 12:50 - 13:00 - Picture & Certificates Distribution

We will be following the Global Money Week theme “Learn.Save.Earn”. Bank Audi’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Training & Development, Branch Network Management, Group Retail Banking, Retail, Compliance and EPCS (e-Payment solutions and card services) teams will be joining efforts to guide future leaders towards a successful path and introduce them to the World of Banking (banks history, what they do and how they serve the society), CSR (what is Corporate Social Responsibility and why it exists), career guidance (how to choose a career to work at a place like Bank Audi), combating financial crime (anti-money laundering, combating the financing of terrorism and an overview of risks), saving tips (why and how to save) and bank of the future (new generation of banks, where the banking industry is heading, account opening, transactions, cards and e-payment solutions, products and services such as accounts, loans, and bancassurance. Finally, personalized certificates of participation will be distributed and students will have the chance to meet our newest robot and visit our Bad Idriss Branch, NOVO Branch and the e-Gallery to observe the application of what they were presented.

Injaz Lebanon: Throughout the Global Money Week 2017, INJAZ Lebanon is running two financial literacy programs in public schools in Beirut, Mount Lebanon and North Lebanon, teaching children about the value and different uses of money:

“More Than Money”, a program developed and funded by HSBC Bank for the 9th consecutive year in Lebanon. 150 school students will benefit from this program with the support of Corporate Volunteers from HSBC Bank, Lebanon and Banque Libano-Française. “Personal Economics”, a program funded by MBC with the support of corporate volunteers from Banque Libano-Francaise. The program will benefit 120 school students.

Programs summary: “More than Money” program teaches students about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money. It also helps students identify businesses they can start or jobs they can perform to earn money. The students play a game to learn money-management skills and to better understand the role and importance of money in their lives. They are also encouraged to use innovative thinking to learn money-management skills as they explore their career aspirations. The program will be delivered to Grade 7 students in 4 public schools.

“Personal Economics” is a program designed to give middle grades students a hands-on, practical introduction to personal finance, credit and debt, savings and investments and budgeting. The program aims to encourage students to appreciate their current and future role in society and the economy as consumers, employees, employers, taxpayers, investors and borrowers. The program also raises students’ aspirations and motivation about what they might achieve in the future, and encourages them to make plans for future success.

The program will be delivered to Grade 8 to 10 in 2 public schools.

Fransabank is participating for the second consecutive year to Global Money Week and we have decided to follow the same sequence as our first year. During three days of the GMW, we will host 30 students (16-17 year-old) per day over to spend a day in our headquarters in Hamra, Beirut.

The students will arrive at 8:30AM, have breakfast, then get a brief presentation on Global Money Week. Then, they will have a simplified but complete banking overview, before going to see and experience the check clearing process. The students will then be divided in groups: the boys will attend a workshop on how to knot a tie, the girls will be given advice from working moms; then, the importance of signatures will be taught to both the groups.

Following a lunch in Fransabank’s cafeteria, the teens will be given a last presentation about Fransabanks’ banking products. After meeting our Chairman HE Mr. Adnan KASSAR, the children will be divided in groups of three and visit the credit cards department, the dealing room and the coffer. An impersonation game will be conducted at the branch level where the students will be able to put in practice what they have learnt during the day.

At the end of the day the kids will be offered gifts and accompanied back to their schools. (Depending on the schedule): visit to the Data Center and special session on Youth Board Game

2016 Lebanon Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Higher Council for Childhood
Ministry of Social Affairs
Central Bank of Lebanon

Participating Organizations:
Bank Audi
Fransa Bank
Teach a child association
Azm & Saade School
Sahagian School
Sagesse School - Ain El Remaneh
Lycée Nahr Ibrahim School
Makassed Schools (4)
Sagesse School – Jdeideh
Saints Coeurs - Ain Najm

Date of the event:
14th - 21th of March

Total number of children & youth engaged: 833

Bank Audi participated in Global Money Week for a second year and continued to strive to promote financial literacy and raise awareness amongst young people about financial planning and management, savings, and social inclusion. During GMW Bank Audi hosted high-school students for “A Day at Bank Audi”, which took place at Bank Audi Head Offices on 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 March. During these five days, young people and students attended presentations and activities around topics relating to the bank's delivery channels, plastic money & e-payment solutions, and products & services. The students learned about accounts, services, loans, and bank insurance – all with a focus on the importance of savings.

The first year that Fransa Bank participated in Global Money Week the bank invited young people that are in close contact with the ‘Teach a Child Association’ to visit the headquartes in Hamra, Beirut. During their visit the Secretary General of the Ministry of Social Affairs’ Higher Council for Childhood gave a presentation on Global Money Week. They received a presentation and tour to show them how the bank and its products operate, before carrying out a role-play game at branch level.

2015 Lebanon Global Money Week

The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Higher Council for Childhood
Central Bank of Lebanon
Lebanese American University
Audi Bank
Outreach and Leadership Academy (OLA)
Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development
Beirut Evangelical School, Saints Coeurs Ain Najm, Al Makassed Ali Ben Abi Taleb College, Al Makassed Khaled Ben Al Waleed College, Dhour Chweir Public High School, and Ghobeiry Public High School.
Date of the event:
9th - 17th of March
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On the occasion of the Global Money Week, a series of lectures/presentations by Lebanese Central Bank specialists took place on Monday March 16th, 2015 in the newly inaugurated Outreach and Leadership Academy (OLA) – an amazing center in the midst of Saida’s old souks run in partnership between the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department at LAU and the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development.

The event was organized by the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department at LAU in collaboration with the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development and the Central Bank of Lebanon where executives from the Central Bank led a financial education session that emphasized the importance of financial inclusion and erasing financial illiteracy.

In addition, the Member of the Lebanese Parliament started the event by addressing the audience with a word of welcome in Saida and OLA. LAU students from different majors and regions of Lebanon attended the presentations along with high school students from the region of Saida.

The session included presentations that aimed at helping students prepare better saving strategies. It also covered topics that helped students to learn about the different alternatives they can pursue to open successful ventures. Attendees were encouraged to develop their creative entrepreneurial ideas into successful projects. During the session, a finance specialist from Banque Du Liban, introduced the students to the various loans issued by the Central Bank. The students were invited to explore the role of the Central Bank and the importance of financial education at a young age.

The session ended with young graduates who started their own businesses, sharing their success stories with the students for inspiration.

As part of the Global Money Week international “Save today. Safe tomorrow!” initiative, and in alignment with its Economic Development and Human Development pillar which comes within its Financial Literacy Program for Youth, Bank Audi was the first Lebanese private bank to organise an initiative targeting high-school students, “A Day at Bank Audi” which took place from March 10 till 13.

Students from different and diverse schools in Lebanon were hosted by Bank Audi purposefully selected to include the diversity of Lebanon. The students attended presentations delivered by Bank Audi employees on basic banking concepts, e-payment solutions and card services, and compliance. They also visited the Bank’s Bab Idriss Corporate Branch, as well as its e-Gallery and e-Branch.

This initiative aimed at enhancing financial literacy through communicating with specific stakeholders, and raising awareness among future customers on financial planning and management, savings, and social inclusion. All participating students were granted certificates of participation. Bank Audi’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Retail, Compliance and EPCS (e-Payment solutions and Card Services) teams joined forces to guide future leaders towards a successful path.


2014 Lebanon Global Money Week

The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Higher Council for Childhood
Central Bank of Lebanon and the Ministry of Education
Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
Date of the event:
17th of March
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The Ministry of Social Affairs has ensured that raising the financial awareness of Lenanon’s children and youth is high-lighted on this year’s agenda. The multi-disciplinary Higher Council for Childhood, of which the Ministry of Social Affairs presides, partnered with the Central Bank of Lebanon to organize interesting and entertaining activities for Global Money Week 2014. Children from 4 different schools visited the Central Bank on the 17th March were they were treated to an extensive tour of the National Monetary Museum. During this visit they were taught how money is printed and they watched a documentary on the history of the central bank.

At the initiative of the Central Bank of Lebanon, Training and Development Institute, with the partnership of the Higher Council for Childhood at the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance, 91 children took part in a local competition at KidzMondo where the age range of the participating children was between 15 and 16 years, from 4 high schools, 2 public and 2 private schools.

The competition of KidzMondo consisted of handling a budget throughout the day by spending and making money in income-generating activities, including banking, hospitalization, education, media, social services, etc. At the end of the day, the winning child having gained the largest amount of money was selected, having proved his competency in managing his financial budget.

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