Learn Money Day 6 – Nigeria, USA & Italy

Written by , March 22, 2013

  Our penultimate day of Learn Money Week saw Young Global Leaders, MyBnkers and volunteers...


Our penultimate day of Learn Money Week saw Young Global Leaders, MyBnkers and volunteers spread the word of financial literacy far and wide once again on three continents.

There was the climax of a week of financial literacy events in Nigeria. YGL Christian Wessels, Partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, helped reach 1,000 students in eight schools with money lessons and round tables of parents, pupils and politicians.

In Italy, the charity, Sbankiamo, supported by Banka Eticredito, delivered workshops to 200 teenagers at Liceo Classico Rimini, OSSFIN Rimini, Istituto Statale di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore Morciano and Scuola Media Marvelli.

Pupils tackled current accounts, interest rates, banking and ethics with presentations, games and problem solving using real-life case studies, simulations, role plays, quizzes and tests to make students able to explore and form their own opinions about their relationship with money.


In Atlanta, USA, Darrah Brustein of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers movement and author of the Finance Whiz Kids books, worked with 200 pupils.

4th and 5th grade pupils at Deerwood Academy had workshops centred on money and responsibility, the value of a dollar, short and long-term savings, and earning.

Students also received copies of the critically acclaimed series, which teaches money skills through stories.


In London, 200 Year 7 students at Holland Park School were treated to Money Twist sessions covering budgeting, youth employment, minimum wage, needs and wants and saving. We also delivered eight 1-2-1 Money Advice Service sessions to young people at Beyond Food.