GLOBAL MONEY WEEK FORUM of FPM
The FPM participated for the 5th year in a row on March 25th to the Global Money Week (GMW). For the occasion a forum and a press conference were held, in Inkisi, in the Province of Central Kongo.
The topic of the 11th Edition of the GMW was “Plan your money, plant your future”.
This year’s focus was on sustainability and raising awareness of young people on their involvement in financial behavior, not only for their own future, but also for the future of the environment and society.
The activity, organized in partnership with VISA, brought together more than 100 school children from Inkisi with whom two expert trainers addressed the following sub-themes in depth:
- “Planning your future to save better”
- “The importance of digital financial services for young people”
The main objective of the FPM was to enable schoolchildren, future clients of financial institutions, not only to learn how to manage their money, but also to transmit this knowledge to their families and communities.
The Global Money Week (GMW) is a world planned event. Initiated since 2012 by the Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) network, this awareness campaign aims to encourage children and youth to be more financially savvy, to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviors to make sound financial decisions.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), this activity has been celebrated since 2015 and is implemented by some local actors (The Central Bank of Congo, the FPM, Financial Sector Professional Associations, some financial institutions, NGOs, etc.).
Children and youth make up the largest portion of the population in the DRC, which justifies that special attention be given to them through financial education activities, enabling them to become economically equipped and empowered citizens and ultimately reduce inequalities.