Global Money Week 2019

The Global Money Week (GMW) is an initiative from the Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) that started in 2012 and since then is an annual financial awareness campaign, built to inspire children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship.

These year was the 8th edition of the event, and the celebrations of the GMW were during the week of March 25th to 31st 2019, with the theme: Learn, Save and Earn. Mozambique as a country joined the GMW celebrations in 2014 and this is the third year that the Financial Sector Deepening Moçambique – FSDMoç has been engaged and supporting the leading partner – Central Bank – towards the same goal of raising awareness about financial education and inclusion for youth. The central bank in partnership with Mozambican Stock Exchange (BVM), the Mozambican Insurance Supervision Institute (ISSM) and FSDMoç carry out various financial education activities in schools for young people throughout the country.

This year the central event was held in Boane district, on March 25th, at Instituto Industrial e de Computação Armando Emilio Guebuza and was participated by 450 students.  The students were exposed to lectures on various topics related to money (i.e information on what money is, how to earn, how to save and how to manage finances. The lectures were delivered by the central bank, BVM and ISSM. FSDMoç provided Application Game (Quiz) to test financial education knowledge contents delivered.  After successful participation in lectures, the games were provided to students to test the acquired knowledge.

The program included the Community T@ABLET[1] tool that was used by the students to answer questions as part of the Quiz.

[1] Community T@BLET is a platform that is based on a mobile computer with touch screen display, power by solar panel and can be used as broad campaign with interactive lessons and provides an opportunity to test the capabilities of students in certain thematic areas delivered to rural community using digital literacy.

Denise Alves