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Latest news and articles from Child & Youth Finance and the CYF Movement Network

Webinar: Banking a New Generation, Developing Responsible Financial Retail Banking Products for Children and Youth

Presentation of a CYFI/MasterCard Guide

Join us on Monday, March 17 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM CET, as Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) will be co-hosting with MasterCard a webinar that presents a brand new Guide for leading national and international financial institutions with an ability to drive significant outreach (1 million+). The Guide is relevant for those organizations who are evaluating an existing investment in financial products for children and youth, and for those debating whether to enter the segment for the first time. The Guide is intended to help decision makers, products owners and all stakeholders in the product development process understand the impact of working with children and youth, and provide guidelines on how to develop appropriate innovative banking and payment products, while respecting and supporting children’s rights.

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Webinar: Savings and Retail Banks and Youth Financial Inclusion

Join us on Thursday, March 13 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM CET, as Child & Youth Finance International will be co-hosting a webinar with the World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI), on how retail and savings banks are working to ensure the financial inclusion of youth around the globe.

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Webinar: How Can Microfinance Be More Inclusive To Children and Youth?

Join us on Wednesday, March 12 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM CET, as Child & Youth Finance International will be co-hosting a webinar with the Microcredit Summit Campaign, this webinar explores how microfinance can be more inclusive to children and youth. A small but increasing number of MFIs offer financial and non-financial services to children and youth. They are building the next generation’s capability to save, build assets, and, if needed, take (micro)loans to support their enterprises.

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Failing My Way to Success

Barclay Okari Sharing His Entrepreneurship Story

Experiencing instabilities earlier on in my life made me aware of my environment at a young age and drove the desire in me in wanting to be self-reliant. Being young and exposed to entrepreneurial adults around me, I fell in love with entrepreneurship and knew that I had found my calling.

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Microcredit Summit Campaign to celebrate Global Money Week 2014

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Youth Webinars for GlobalMoneyWeek

Youth Webinars for GlobalMoneyWeek

Finance & Me

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Watch ! Next Billion Google Hangout with Jeroo

Watch !  Next Billion Google Hangout with Jeroo

Child & Youth Finance Founder and Managing Director Jeroo Billimoria was the guest of NextBillion.net editor James Militzer for a special Google Hangout. The hangout was streamed live on 29 January.

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Bankaroo – A Virtual Banking App developed by an 11 year old

Danielle wanted to build a website and a mobile application that will help parents teach kids about the value of money, as well as help them manage their allowance, gift and chores money.

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Efforts to Advance Financial Inclusion of Children and Youth Get Boost

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Banking a New Generation - Developing Responsible Financial Products for Children and Youth Public Consultation

A Product Development Guide for the development of Child & Youth Friendly Financial Products

Public Consultation Period

 

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goHenry – Helping teens learn how to budget and gain money confidence

Budgeting can be difficult enough for all of us, but it is a skill best learned young. If our children find their pocket money not stretching as far as they’d like, do they know how to manage it? What’s more, with a higher and higher percentage of all teens’ spending happening online, how do parents empower their children to learn great money skills in a totally different spending environment to the one in which they grew up? Let alone providing them with a safe spending solution to use online and in shops.

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Young People Offer Innovative Strategies to Promote Financial Inclusion

While many of us are simply worrying about the challenges ahead, young people are already developing innovative ways to solve them.  Whether it’s spiraling unemployment, air and water pollution, or lack of financial services, this younger generation uses their entrepreneurial mindsets, creative imaginations, and aptitude for technology to promote new strategies for change.

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3 Ways Technology is Disrupting Education

 

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JobsInNigeria – A Job Search Engine in Nigeria

How do you find your job?

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Reshaping the Future of MicroFinance

Microfinance’s greatest opportunity cost: children and youth

Editor's Note: this article originally appeared in 100MillionIdeas.org

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Next Billion Google Hangout with Jeroo Billimoria

Child & Youth Finance Founder and Managing Director Jeroo Billimoria will be a special guest of NextBillion editor James Miliitzer for a special Google Hangout.  It is scheduled for 29 January at 10:00 EST / 16:00 CET / 15:00 GMT.

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Ummeli – Youth Workforce Development Mobile Platform

Two years since it launched, Ummeli is about to reach 250 000 users, turning it into the leading workforce development mobile platform in Africa.

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Youth employment: how mobile services are facilitating job opportunities for young people in Europe

Recognizing youth unemployment as a global challenge, the Mobile for Employment team took a trip to the GSMA Brussels office to discuss issues in the European context as part of the GSMA Mobile Meetings Series.

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Game on! Gamification in banking – why and how?

Game on! In the blog post we would like to guide you through the idea of gamification and introduce IND Group’s Gamification concept.

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Young Entrepreneur Alert! 10 year old Luca save animals and sings to give hope about a better world

Young Entrepreneur Alert! 10 year old Luca save animals and sings to give hope about a better world

Young Luca Berardi may only be 10 years old, but it has not stopped him from taking action to make his change in the world. Living in Nairobi, Kenya Luca has already started an animal and wildlife preserve organization, recorded a music album about saving the world, and even written a book.

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