Savings Week implemented successfully
Through the design and realization of numerous activities, Central Bank of Montenegro organized marked the Savings Week in the period 31 October – 6 November.
In addition to the traditional campaign for the allocation of savings books for children born from 31 October to 6 November 2018, which the CBCG conducts with all banks operating in Montenegro, a comprehensve program of educational activities was realized in order to celebrate the Savings Day, in which many children and young people were included. These activities were primarily related to visits to educational institutions where lectures for children were held, due to better understand of the importance of savings and introduction with the basic financial concepts and categories.
In the period from 31 October to 6 November, the CBCG representatives visited the primary schools "Sutjeska" and "Oktoih" in Podgorica, "Lovćenski partizanski odred " in Cetinje and "Dušan Obradović" in Žabljak, Secondary School in Cetinje, as well as high schools in Podgorica and Cetinje. The Central Bank provided books as a donation to school libraries to all abovementioned schools. The CBCG responded to the invitation of the young librarians at the „Petar Petrović Njegoš“ high school in Danilovgrad, who, on the occasion of the School Day, launched a campaign for collecting books for the library and donated a significant number of titles to this institution.
During the aforementioned period, children from the Children's Home "Mladost" from Bijela and children from the Cetinje kindergarten visited the Money Museum, where they were given lectures on money and savings, appropriate to their age and interests.
By initiating and implementing such activities, the CBCG seeks to point out the importance of knowledge enrichment and contribute to the strengthening of financial literacy, which is a prerequisite for responsible money management and the financial stability of the individual and the society as a whole.