The official start of the Global Money Week was marked by introducing the students to the work of the Coordinating Body
On 9 February 2015, the Coordinating Body of the Regulatory Authorities for Financial Education in the Republic of Macedonia, consisted of representatives of the National Bank, the Ministry of Finance, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Insurance Supervision Agency and the Agency for Supervision of Fully Funded Pension Insurance, officially launched the "Global Money Week" in 2015. The event was organized on the premises of the "Vasil Antevski-Dren" high school in Skopje, in cooperation with the school principal, teachers and students of third and fourth years. The official start of the Global Money Week was marked by introducing the students to the work of the Coordinating Body and the activities in the field of financial education in each of the institutions.
A quiz was organized in which the students were divided into three teams. Students were asked to give the teams financial names or terms that will characterize the team and to respond to questions from the area of operations of the five institutions. Each team consisted of six students, and the teams were named: "Treasury", "Brokers" and "Supervisors". The questions were answered by the team that was the quickest in the response. The winners, the team "Treasury", received symbolic rewards in the form of representative material marking the Global Money Week. The Global Money Week is being held worldwide starting from 2012, within which over 2000 activities are held, involving more than 3 million children and young people in more than 120 countries and in which 500 organizations and institutions operate. This global initiative raises awareness among young people through learning about how money works, including savings, employment and entrepreneurship. Every year, young people discuss, read and learn about the economic and financial systems through various activities carried out by state institutions. The purpose of the International Organization for Financial Education of Children and Youth is to encourage young people to invest in their future, stressing the importance of early financial education, which will help them become aware of their financial rights, will facilitate access to financial services and develop their financial skills. The theme for this year's Global Money Week is "Save Today. Save Tomorrow", and is intended to teach young people to save for their future.The National Bank, together with the other institutions whose representatives make up the Coordinating Body during this week, by the end of March will give lectures in primary and secondary schools around the Republic of Macedonia, through which students will be closely introduced to money, its meaning, exchange, history, design, followed by the concepts of saving, inflation, monetary policy and so on.
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