Central Bank successfully organises Global Money Week


19/03/2018

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 strengthening financial literacy, as well as the expansion of financial knowledge and skills, primarily for children and youth. 


The activities that the CBCG planned for this occasion, celebrated this year under the slogan "Money Matters Matter", involved a large number of children and young people from different Montenegrin towns.


During the event, students of the Faculty of Economics visited the Central Bank of Montenegro and on that occasion lectures were held on the topics related to the role of the CBCG in our financial system as well as the identification of counterfeit money. 

Within the campaign, pupils of the Elementary School “Njegoš” from Cetinje and Secondary School of Economics “Mirko Vešović” from Podgorica visited the Money Museum, where they saw the museum's exhibition, and had a chance to watch films “A Devaluation of a Smile” and “Evil money”.


On Thursday, 15 March, in cooperation with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Tehnopolis from Nikšić, a whole-day event was organised, which included a series of lectures on money, savings, the role and the importance of financial institutions, and the like. The lectures were attended by students of the Elementary School "Olga Golović", the Secondary School of Economics and Hospitality and the Gymnasium “Stojan Cerović”.


During the past week, the representatives of the CBCG also visited the kindergarten “Zvončić” (JPU "Đina Vrbica"), the Elementary School “Štampar Makarije” in Podgorica, the Gymnasium “25. May” in Tuzi, the Elementary School “Dašo Pavičić” and the Secondary School “Ivan Goran Kovačić” in Herceg Novi, Elementary School “Risto Manojlović” in Kolašin and Elementary School “Aleksa Bećo Đilas” in Mojkovac. 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. Two schools were given donations in the form of computer equipment. 


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 130 countries, and organized by the Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI).