In Zambia, former MyBnk loanee turned international enterprise superstar, Sabirul Islam, helped bring lessons, inspirational speeches and money games to nearly 20,000 young people. Part of the Bank of Zambia’s Financial Literacy Week, Sabirul gave a TV interview on ZNBC & a radio interview promoting the positive effects of knowing how to manage your money, borrow responsibly and financial inclusion.
At the end of one speech in Kitwe, he had a standing ovation from government officials, policy makers & financial regulators. “I feel honoured and proud” he said.
In two schools in Düsseldorf, Germany, 150 students aged 8-10 discussed spending, saving, investing and donating money – they even got a piggy bank!
The initiative was led by one of the co-founders of Learn Money Week and Child Youth Finance Board member Henrik Naujoks and was conducted by employees from management consultancy Bain & Company.
In Istanbul, YGL Ozlem Denizmen, Head of Strategy at Dogus Holding and Board Member of the Istanbul Stock Exchange, led eight school seminars for 350 young people.
Participants each received a certificate from the Financial Literacy Association. They discussed with children 9-14 years old topics like “What is money ?” and “How to manage money “.
We also helped 200 Year 7 students at Mossbourne Academy with Money Twist in four all-day sessions covering:
My Money: Payslips, tax, national insurance, government spending, minimum wage and careers.
My Choices: Needs vs. Wants, choices & lifestyle, budgeting, saving and goals.