Financial Education Goes Global

von Cristina Barbetta

All ready for Global Learn Money Week 2013, that will take place from 15 to 22 March in more than 50 countries around the world

It’s called Global Learn Money Week 2013 and  is a campaign promoted by the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, a community of more than 700 exceptional leaders under 40, in partnership with the UK charity MyBnk and the umbrella organization Child and Youth Finance International. It will be celebrated in more than 50 countries around the world from 15 to 22 March.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the need for financial education of young people. Just 1% of the world’s children have access to financial education-the need for financial literacy  in the current climate is becoming a right.

A parent, a teacher, a youth worker, an NGO… anyone can teach and help youth develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively manage their money. Lessons can be delivered as individuals or as part of one’s company volunteering activities.

Lily Lapenna, CEO and founder of MyBnk, as well as young Global Leader: “This is call to arms to anyone who has ever wanted to teach young people how to manage their money for the future. Whether it is your children your classroom, just download and go. It’s time to learn money!”

Mybnk, which delivers financial and enterprise education directly to schools and youth organizations,  has created activities and games that can be downloaded by teachers to help them deliver lessons to young people in their communities. These materials are suitable for someone who is enthusiastic and motivated to teach but who doesn’t necessarily have the financial training that is required to deliver MyBnk’s programmes.

Learn Money Week is aimed at  primary and secondary school children. Materials for secondary school children are developed by MyBnk,  those for primary school children are created by Swiss organization  Kinder-Cash.

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