Global Money Week (GMW) is a money awareness celebration commemorated every year all around the world, in order to teach children and youth about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur through fun and interactive activities.
It also focuses on empowering young people and getting them involved to reshape finance and their own future; thus, providing a great opportunity to share the initiatives already being implemented by countries or organizations to promote financial inclusion, financial literacy as well as livelihood and entrepreneurship skills for the empowerment of youth.
In light of this, the Financial Literacy Week is observed annually under the Global Money Week and it is recognised nationwide as part of efforts to establish and maintain healthy financial habits among kids and teenagers, which Sterling Bank also identifies with. The program is also part of the ‘One Education’ initiative of Sterling Bank to further consolidate the strategic focus of the bank on education and its commitment to youth empowerment and development in line with the Financial Literacy Policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
This year, the GMW tagged, ‘Take Part, Save Smart’, was rife with several activities for greater reach and inclusion of youths. No fewer than 15,000 students in primary and secondary schools across the country were beneficiaries of the voluntary teaching programme organised by Sterling Bank Plc. in commemoration of the 2016 Financial Literacy Week, which was held last week. Students were also given copies of the revised edition of the bank’s books on financial literacy titled, ‘My Little Money Book’ and ‘Funds,’ and gift items, such as school bags and writing materials, were distributed free to students.
The main aim is to transform education by investing in its future generations and in extension the country at large through innovative ways of learning with the intention to generate measurable social and economic impact.
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