London Stock Exchange supports Global Money Week

London Stock Exchange this morning welcomed four London schools to help open trading in support of Global Money Week. The schools were: Tottenham UTC, Barnet & Southgate education and football development centre, Mulberry School for Girls and Mount Carmel Girls School.

Founder of Global Money Week, Jeroo Billimoria opened trading together with over 50 pupils from the attending schools. Also attending the ceremony were representatives from British Bankers Association, ICAEW, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and award winning charity, MyBnk.

Global Money Week is an international money awareness celebration which takes place in the second week of March annually. Global Money Week engages children worldwide in learning how money works, including saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment, and entrepreneurship.

Global Money Week is an initiative of Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) an internationally acclaimed charity working out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands to increase the economic citizenship of children and youth the world over. By working closely with national authorities, global multi-laterals, civil society leaders and financial service providers CYFI will ensure that 100 million children and youth in 100 countries will be reached through high quality financial, social and livelihoods education and safe, reliable financial products by the end of 2015. To date 36 million young people in 125 countries have been reached through this Child and Youth Finance Movement, and with the endorsement and support of the European Parliament, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), G20 Turkish Presidency and the United Nations – this number is sure to soar.