What is Global Money Week (GMW)?
GMW, a CYFI initiative, is an annual financial awareness campaign built to inspire children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship.
What is the goal?
We believe that today’s children and youth should become empowered economic citizens, capable of understanding the importance of saving, and equipped with the skills to be employed and create their own livelihoods. We want young people to learn to manage their money wisely. By empowering children and youth, we can help them create a positive wave that will expand from themselves, to their families and to entire communities.
Why is it important?
GMW is important because children and youth are the next generation of changemakers. They are tomorrow’s business leaders, politicians, parents, teachers. They unlock their potential when they believe in themselves.
When is GMW?
GMW is held in March each year. GMW2018 will take place from 12 – 18 March 2018.
Previous GMWs have reached:
- 2017 – 7.8 million children & youth, 137 countries, 23,738 organizations, over 72,759 activities;
- 2016 – 7 million children & youth, 132 countries, 13,950 organizations, over 33,278 activities;
- 2015 – 5.6 million children & youth, 124 countries, 962 organizations, over 3000 activities;
- 2014 – 3 million children & youth, 118 countries, 490 organizations, over 2000 activities;
- 2013 – 1 million children & youth, 80 countries, 400 organizations;
- 2012 – 33 000 children & youth, 21 countries (Child Finance Day/Week).
Where is GMW happening?
Everywhere. GMW is an international Week, with many events, activities, projects, launches and competitions taking place in over 130 countries.
Who can participate?
Anybody. Anywhere. Whether you represent a community, company or country. Whether you are an individual, a group or an entire population – we encourage everyone who believes in investing in the next generation to participate.
What happens during GMW?
GMW facilitates different types of events and activities to spark and excitement around learning and economic savvy. Examples are:
- Dialogues with policy makers.
- Interactive financial education workshops
- Guest speakers and panels on financial inclusion of young people.
- Visits to banks, parliament, stock exchanges, money museums, local businesses and global corporate companies.
- Open market events
- Financial education games and savings competitions.
- Drawing, photo, essay and video contests on ‘Money Matters Matter’