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The Voice of Youth: Callista learning about financial products

Callista Sandi ,Indonesia – Sharing her experience during CYFI`s regional meeting in Manila, Philippines.

This regional meeting was set in Manila, Philippines Central Bank during the 4th of December 2012. My experience during the regional meeting was amazing, fun, and interesting. It was very understandable too because as a youth in my age, it would be hard to understand these topics that the adults were talking about. But I really enjoyed listening to the speakers because they were interesting and kept us on track. The environment was nice and comfortable, it was very much enjoyable. I got to meet the Government of the Central Bank, Mr. Amando M.Tetangco, Jr. There were also lots of representatives from their country. This meeting marked the importance of Child and Youth Finance issues around the Asia-Pacific region...

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Habits of Saving Build Future Financial Independence

This blog tells the importance of financial education among young people. Good example of how a saving account can provide a more stable financial future.

I have been deeply involved in CYFI activities since the establishment of Bright Generation Community Foundation of which I am a founding partner and current chief Executive. These activities span a period of nearly ten years.

Though the Ghana Bamboo Bicycle Initiative is the main project of BGCF, I have been able to make a series of judicious choices which have enabled me to combine the experience gained from that project with my role in CYFI. Thus there is a synergistic relationship between the two entities.

One of the cardinal objectives of the Ghana Bamboo Bicycle Initiative is poverty reduction. This can only be attained if people get jobs or are able to engage in profitable business ventures...

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Financial Literacy Levels in Uganda Need Boost

This blog is concentrating on the importance of financial literacy in Uganda. Sharing facts about the current financial education among the population and pointing out the need for financial initiatives and outreach programs targeting young adults and children.

Financial literacy entails acquisition of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed decisions regarding money matters. A 2011 Bank of Uganda report defines financial literacy as having the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage one`s own finances well.

Going by this definition, knowledge of managing one’s finances is a necessity. The ability to do so determines whether an individual, a community or country for that matter, is economically empowered.

In developing countries, just like elsewhere in the world, financial literacy is essential for all irrespective of one’s status...

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Newsletter January 2013

What an eventful year 2012 has been for the Child and Youth Finance Movement!
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from last year...

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Welcome to your monthly update from Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI)

Volume 3, Issue 1


A Look Back at 2012

What an eventful year 2012 has been for the Child and Youth Finance Movement! Many thanks to our partners and supporters who have helped us complete a successful year and brought us much closer to reaching our target of 100 million children in 100 countries by 2015!

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from last year...

Child and Youth Finance Day and Week

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