During March 9-17, 2015, Kyrgyzstan joined the annual global campaign “Global Money Week”. In its framework, events have being organized, which were aimed to raise level of financial literacy and development of culture of savings among the children and youth.
During mentioned period, trainings have being held in all regions of Kyrgyzstan: the schools and universities. There were public lectures and workshops, open door days in the commercial banks. Besides, the children from 7 to 15 had an opportunity to take part in picture drawing contest.
Today, a press-conference devoted to completion of the Global Money Week was held at the G. Aitiev Art Museum. Also, ceremonial opening of exhibition – the winners of the national picture drawing contest; awarding of the winners with prizes in three categories: 7-10, 11-14, 15-17.
Holders of six prize places on two categories have received deposit certificates of 5000, 3000 and 2000 som as a gift from the CJSC “FINCA Bank”. Children, who won 12 honorable mention prizes, have received the deposit certificates of 1000 som.
“Earlier the person starts to think about future it is better for him/her. When we tell about financial goals, safety cushion and savings at the trainings on financial literacy, the training participants often say that if they would get such information earlier, they would better plan their expenses. Many of them still believe that in order to start saving they need much money. Actually, they need wish and aspiration; they can start to save small amounts. Judging by pictures the children have drawn, they understand very well what is money and family budget. For their endeavor and desire, we decided to present the children an initial capital. The deposit certificate is both reward and motivation that they continue to be developed, study, work and plan their future”, – Zulfiya Tekimbaeva, the head of the unit of deposit and banking products of the CJSC “FINCA Bank” said.
Second year, FINCA Bank takes part in the global campaign and actively support global movement on development of economic education of the children and youth.