NCDC KENYA VISITS PEDN UGANDA’S AFLATEEN/AFLATOUN SCHOOLS
A team from Kenya’s curriculum developing body alongside their Ugandan counterparts from NCDC Uganda guided by Mr. Mathias Mulumba visited PEDN offices in April, 2014 where they were hosted by the Deputy Executive Director, Grace.N Mugisha in a best practices learning meeting. After the meeting, the visitors were led by a team of program officers of PEDN to two model Aflatoun/Aflateen schools. The Aflateen program aims at promoting financial literacy amongst the youth.
AFLATOUN’S REGIONAL MASTER TRAINING (RMT) FOR ANGLOPHONE AFRICA
Aflatoun’s Regional Master Training (RMT) for Anglophone Africa was conducted from 21-28 July 2014, in Kampala, Uganda. The training was attended by 31 participants from 15 countries in the region. As part of this training
an additional 50 teachers, who were selected from Aflatoun schools, were trained at Shimon Primary Teachers’ College.
The training was hosted by PEDN, and the National Curriculum Development Center with focus on financial literacy for youths. The Workshop was officially closed by Juliet Nazziwa who is one of the PEDN Board Members
TEACHERS’, DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICERS & PARENTS WORKSHOPS ON FINANCIAL LITERACY
Financial Literacy workshops were held for more than 250 teachers , District Education Officers and District Inspector of schools. Parent sensitizations to enhance financial literacy were also organized with more than 1530 parents participating. PEDN has also continued to work with Bank of Uganda, GIZ and the National Curriculum Development Center to facilitate Financial literacy in the school curriculum.
INTERNATIONAL ADVOCACY FOR CHILD & YOUTH FINANCIAL LITERACY
13-14 th March, 2014, Durban, South Africa Summit under the theme; “ Taking Money Matters to our Children”
The Executive Director was invited by KwaZulu-Natal Association Durban, South Africa to participate in the Financial
Education and Inclusion Summit under the theme, “ Taking Money Matters to our Children” The purpose of the summit
was to encourage effective, efficient and appropriate levels of financial by;
•Promoting discussion and collaboration on financial education
•Promoting careers in finance
•Identifying opportunities, and sharing experiences to develop best practices
3rd CHILD AND YOUTH FINANCIAL INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL MEETING FOR AFRICA held on the 3rd,December –Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the AfricanUnion Conference Center
This is an inaugural regional gathering of policy makers, financial service providers, educators, research institutions, and youth serving organizations. It provides a platform for policy dialogue on children and youth financial inclusion, education and employment. Additionally it serves as an avenue for knowledge sharing, skills
and capacity development and for linking children and youth to the development agenda of Africa
AFLATOUN ASIA MEETING AND CTI-FT FINANCIAL EDUCATION SUMMIT 2014 Kuala Lumpar-Malaysia ( 3-7,November 2014) under the theme, “ Smart Partnerships: Strengthening and scaling CSFE in the Asia Pacific”
With courtesy and sponsorship of Aflatoun, CSI and Citi- FT Asia, the Executive Director was invited to participate in the Aflatoun Asia partners meeting. The subject of presentation was towards “National Implementation’ where Irene made a presentation on the progress of Financial literacy strategy and curriculum integration by working with the National Curriculum Development Center, Bank of Uganda and German Cooperation (GIZ) The ED also participated in the Citi-FT Financial Education Summit which constituted Citi-FT Financial Education practitioners and other stakeholders of the field under the theme, “ Expanding Opportunity through Financial Capability: Urban Innovations and Partnerships.” Experts from around the world shared examples of the latest innovative programmes and solutions aimed at boosting capability of low-income urban residents amid rapidly changing demographic and economic environments
The highlight of the meeting was the presence of Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda-Dr. Louis Kasende who gave an elaborate and informative presentation on the progress of the Financial Literacy Strategy and Consumer protection in Uganda. He also highlighted the role of the Central Bank as the coordinating authority for all stakeholders ranging from Government, Ministry of Education, public and private sector practitioners.