Learning about money during Global Money Week
As part of the 6th edition of Global Money Week that took place 27 March-2 April 2017 in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs, INJAZ Lebanon ran two financial literacy programs in six public schools in Beirut, Mount Lebanon and North Lebanon, teaching children about the value and different uses of money:
- Our More Than Money program was delivered to 151 school students with the support of corporate volunteers from HSBC, Lebanon and Banque Libano-Française. The program, that teaches students money management skills through playing a game, was developed, and is funded, by HSBC for the 9th consecutive year in Lebanon.
- Our Personal Economics program, designed to give middle grades students a hands-on, practical introduction to personal finance, credit and debt, savings and investments and budgeting, was offered to 138 students . The program is funded by MBC Al-Amal with the support of corporate volunteers from Banque Libano-Française.
Volunteering with INJAZ has injected me with enthusiasm and confidence that dares to openly discuss within an entire community an aspect of economics and banks that young students rarely discuss among themselves. (…) INJAZ’s program gave me the chance to hear what every student wanted to say about money, banks and to help them understand how the Lebanese economy strives to meet a global need by engaging each and every individual in the process of fulfilling it.Moreover, it gave me the opportunity to make a difference in an inclusive and positive environment, and has left a lasting impact on my professional life."
Charles Moussallem, Corporate Relationship Manager, Banque Libano-Française Lebanon