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Jun
17

CYFI ranked among top NGOs in the World

The fourth edition of Top 500 NGOs World has ranked CYFI in the top 50 of the world’s top charitable organizations. Recognizing the Child and Youth Finance Network’s collaborative approach, Jean Christophe Nothias, Editor of NGO Advisor, noted that CYFI’s ranking ‘reflects not only immense efforts from CYFI’s team and partners but the organization’s deep commitment to create a more inclusive world’.

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Jun
17

CYFI Network Stars: Thea Handumon

Continuing our focus on the role of youth participation in acheiving economic empowerment for children and young people, this month's CYFI Network Star is Thea Handumon! Thea has been a very active youth member of the CYFI network in recent years - thanks for all of your suppport Thea!

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Jun
17

YES Cameroon launches financial education training for 6000 micro-entrepreneurs

6000 microfinance entrepreneurs are expected to benefit from a financial literacy project launched on June 14, 2016 by the Youth Employment Services (YES) Cameroon and the Association of Entrepreneurs in Cameroon (AEC). The project beneficiaries will be selected from all 10 regions of Cameroon and will undergo a five-day intensive training on topics including, budgeting, debt management, savings, negotiations, insurance and micro-credit. They will also receive training on effective entrepreneurship.

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Jun
16

CYFI joins ParentPay to launch financial awareness solution for youth

On 14 June, Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) joined Network partner, ParentPay, the market-leading online payment service for schools and families, for their launch of nimbl, a new financial platform aimed at encouraging financial awareness and independence amongst young people via the use of a prepaid MasterCard® debit card and smartphone app.

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Jun
16

Network Collaboration: Reflecting on working with CYFI

A key part of CYFI and the Child and Youth Finance Network’s approach to ensuring young people worldwide can become economically empowered citizens is through collaboration with our global Network.

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Jun
16

CYFI SchoolBank workshop success in Zimbabwe

On 23 and 24 May Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), in collaboration with the People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB) Zimbabwe, organized a SchoolBank Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe. The two-day event was attended 25 participants, including branch managers of POSB Zimbabwe and employees of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Education. It was aimed at providing the participating institutions, who will be engaged in a SchoolBank Zimbabwe pilot, an understanding of the principles and operational modules for a SchoolBank project.

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Jun
15

Developing child and youth-friendly financial services in Zambia

Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) in collaboration with the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) organised a two-day product development workshop on May 9 and 10, 2016, at Protea Hotel Lusaka. The objective of the workshop was to train Zambia´s financial services providers (FSPs) on how to develop innovative, appropriate, and cost effective savings accounts for children and youth. It also aimed at training participants on how to link product portfolios for children and youth to financial education.

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Jun
14

International seminar on curriculum integration & teacher training in Minsk – Visegrad project

Within the framework of the project supported by Visegrad 4 Eastern Partnership Program – Flagship projects of the International Visegrad Fund, CYFI together with the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, hosted a seminar on 25 May 2016, in Minsk devoted to the integration of Financial and Economic Citizenship Education content in the school curriculum in Belarus, presenting internationally accepted models and experiences from other countries.

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Jun
14

National strategies of financial education – The way forward with youth

Creating national strategies to develop financial literacy amongst children and youth is key to the financial inclusion of young people. By listening to the experiences and needs of young people, decision-makers can develop strategies which are child and youth-friendly and support young people in shaping a positive future for themselves.

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Jun
13

Towards the national approach to financial literacy of young people in Bulgaria

CYFI network partner Financial Literacy Initiative Foundation in Bulgaria has been keeping busy, organizing activities and widening its network in order to increase financial literacy for young people in Bulgaria.

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May
23

GSRD Foundation supports Systems Change in Asia

CYFI is delighted to announce a generous grant from GSRD Foundation (G-Star RAW Denim) to support the Child & Youth Finance Movement’s work around systems change in Asia.

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May
23

CYFI Network Star: Araceli González Rolón

As part of GMW 2016 Araceli develop a workshop with Fundación Paraguaya and Special Olympics in San Miguel, a special educational needs school in Guarambaré City, Paraguay.

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May
23

Keeping an EYE on the financial future of youth!

CYFI was delighted to be taking part in the second European Youth Event (EYE)! The EYE took place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg from 20-21 May 2016 and offered a unique opportunity for thousands of young Europeans to make their voices heard.

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May
20

Conference on public-private partnership in financial education in Moscow

The international conference on the potential and opportunities for public-private partnership in financial education, organized by the Ministry of Finance of Russian Federation, took place in Moscow, Russia on May 19th.

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May
17

CYFI supports supports financial literacy in Colombia with YouthSave

Child & Youth Finance International was invited by the YouthSave consortium to present on SchoolBank during the official presentation of the YouthSave Colombia results.

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Apr
22

Exploring New Frontiers in Youth Microfinance

CYFI had the pleasure of hosting the panel at the 18th Microcredit Summit in Abu Dhabi on Reshaping the Future of Youth Finance and Economic Citizenship. The panel was held during Global Money Week (GMW) 2016 with CYFI and the Microcredit Summit Campaign forming a strategic media partnership to promote both the Summit and GMW during the week of March 14-18th.

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Apr
21

Jeroo Billimoria speaks about the power of Associations

CYFI’s Found and Executive Director, Jeroo Billimoria, joined Associations from across the globe to speak at the Associations World Congress in Berlin on April 11.

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Apr
21

The Promise of Youth Savings Groups

The long awaited report on the Youth Savings Group (YSG) Model from the Banking on Change (BOC) project has provided a valuable resource to the youth finance industry.

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Apr
21

CYFI Network Stars: Tumelo Sejo Boitumelo

This month, we are highlighting the efforts of Tumelo Sejo Boitumelo, a student at the University of Botswana who is active around financial literacy for young people in Botswana. Keep up the great work Sejo!

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Apr
18

National Financial Education Strategies Training for CYFI South-Eastern European Working Group

Another meeting of CYFI South-East European Working Group for Child and Youth Financial Education and Financial Inclusion took place in Podgorica, Montenegro, on 6-8 April 2016, hosted by the Central Bank of Montenegro. The intensive three-day training was conducted for the members of the Working Group specifically on the process of the development of national financial education strategies. More than 25 participants from central banks, financial regulatory authorities, ministries of education from 8 countries of the region (Albania, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia) took part in the training.

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