London Stock Exchange celebrates Global Money Week

Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) works to provide children and youth around the world with access to financial services, enhance their awareness of economic rights and empower them take control of their futures and ultimately break the cycle of poverty.

CYFI’s annual flagship event, Global Money Week (GMW), is aimed at inspiring children and youth to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur. Taking place from 27 March - 2 April 2017, the Week involves activities and events across more than 135 countries to raise awareness about financial capabilities for young people.

GMW 2017’s theme is ‘Learn.Save.Earn.'

  • Learn: Educating children and young people about their social and economic rights and responsibilities is key to creating a generation of capable adults who can make wise decisions for their future
  • Save: It is important for children and youth to build clever savings habits from an early age in order to cultivate key money-managing skills for later in life
  • Earn: Developing livelihoods skills or receiving entrepreneurial training supports children and young people with getting a job or building their own business and developing their careers.

In collaboration with partners Money Advice Service and MyBnk, CYFI will open the market at the London Stock Exchange as part of the annual ‘Ring Around the World’ celebration. Key speakers will discuss why financial education is important for young people and the event will be joined by local students to ring the opening bell.

CYFI’s Managing Director, Wessel van Kampen, said;

'We are delighted to join our partners in opening the market at London Stock Exchange today. Global Money Week is a great way to come together to raise awareness about financial education for youth in the UK and beyond’.

A non-profit organization based in Amsterdam but working globally, CYFI’s Supervisory Board includes members from Deloitte, WSBI, McKinsey, Houthoff Buruma, De Nederlandshe Bank, OECD, UNCDF, as well as regional representatives from National Central Bank from around the world. The Child and Youth Finance Network is made up of partners from a range of sectors, working to empower young people all over the world.