What is Global Money Week?
The Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) launched ‘Global Money Week’ in Australia in 2016. In its first year 600 MFAA brokers delivered financial literacy sessions across Australia. This is an annual international money awareness celebration which will take place from 27 March to 2 April 2017 with the theme of “Learn, Save, Earn.”
Global Money Week aims to engage children and teenagers worldwide in learning about how money works including saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and entrepreneurship.
How does it work?
An MFAA finance broker will run a group session at your school or community centre. The session will be focused on developing conversations that improve children’s and family understanding about basic financial literacy including debt, credit, affordability and security. There are 3 workshops available, that have been tailored to suit 3 age groups, kindergarten – year 6, year 7 – year 9 and year 10 – year 12.
What will the MFAA provide to assist the running of the session?
The MFAA will provide all training videos, presentation materials and consumer handouts that would allow a broker, in any location, to deliver both group family sessions and individual family sessions. The resources that are available at the session are:
- Consumer handouts;
- Consumer action plan flyer on what parents should do after the session to keep the education on-going; and
- Q&A guide to commonly asked questions.
What community groups or schools need to provide?
A venue and seating for the session is required to be provided. If the venue does not have a projector or smart board available for use, please inform the presenter.
If you are interested in your school or community group hosting a Global Money Week session, call the MFAA on 1300 554 817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .