Central Bank successfully organises Global Money Week
Over the previous seven days, in celebration of the Global Money Week the Central Bank of Montenegro has organised a number of activities, aimed at developing and strengthening financial culture, primarily for children and young people.
The activities that the CBCG planned for this occasion, celebrated this year under the slogan “Learn. Save. Earn”, involved a large number of children and young people from different Montenegrin towns.
On Monday, 25th of March, an all-day event was organised in the CBCG premises, which included a series of lectures on the topic of money, consumption, savings, entrepreneurship, etc. The lectures were attended by pupils of the Elementary School “Savo Pejanović”, Secondary School of Economics “Mirko Vešović” and Secondary Vocational School “Sergije Stanić”.
During the past week, the representatives of the CBCG also visited the kindergarten “Mali princ” (JPU “Đina Vrbica”), Educational Centre in Plužine, the Elementary School “Mirko Srzentić” and the Elementary School “Stefan Mitrov Ljubiša” in Budva, the Elementary School “Drago Milović” in Tivat, the Elementary School “Boško Buha” and the Gymnasium “Tanasije Pejatović” in Pljevlja. As part of the visits, the CBCG organised creative workshops for younger children, and lectures and discussions on numerous economic and financial topics for older pupils.
Within the campaign, children from the kindergarten “Zagorka Ivanović” from Cetinje and pupils of the Secondary Vocational School and Gymnasium from Cetinje visited the Money Museum.
By initiating and implementing such educational and socially responsible activities, the CBCG promotes financial education, i.e. the strengthening of financial literacy, which is a prerequisite for responsible money management. This is aimed at encouraging the children in their early childhood to begin to adopt healthy habits in relation to managing and using money, as well as prudent and wise spending.
The Global Money Week is celebrated worldwide, in over 160 countries, and organised at the initiative of the Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI).