Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) commenced the activities planned to mark Global Money Week this Monday morning.
In a special assembly held in Iskandhar School this morning, MMA commenced the Global Money Week activities which will last until the 30th of March 2019.
The activities are evenly distributed among the week.
On tomorrow the 26th of March, a special speech about Global Money Week would be given in all the schools of Maldives. A financial tour will also be held in MMA on Tuesday.
A Youth Entrepreneurs Forum scheduled in MMA will be held on the 27th of March 2019, and a webinar with GD.Thinadhoo, HD.Kulhudhufushi, L.Fonadhoo would be held on the 28th of March.
A Financial Fair and a Children's Fair would be held on Friday the 29th of March.
On the last day, the 30th of March, a Youth Entrepreneurs Forum will be held in GD.Thinadhoo, HD.Kulhudhufushi and L.Fonadhoo, and a financial debate "Maalee Bahus" would be held in MMA.
Global Money Week is an annual financial awareness campaign designed to inspire children and youth to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship, initiated by the Children and Youth Finance International (CYFI).
Speaking at the assembly held this morning, Governor of MMA, Ahmed Naseer said that financial activities are basic rights that should be available to all citizens indiscriminately. He said they will be conducting the activies of the week in different atolls (H. Dh. Atoll, G. Dh. Atoll and L. Atoll) of the country.
The governor said that children should be aware of financial activities while they grow up.
"You need to learn the money you get, to fix your needs with the money you get. You need to learn to record the amount of pocket money you get, the amount you spend," said the governor while addressing the children.
Governor also addressed the youth in his speech this morning.
"Its important to get an income from the work you do. To save up for retirement is something you need to do while you are young, and you should check the facilities available in the market while doing so," said Naseer.