Edufinet, the financial education project promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, participated this week in the Global Money Week, an initiative promoted by the OECD and which this year has the theme ‘Plan your money, plant your future’.
The goal of Global Money Week is to raise awareness on the importance of basic education in finance. To this end, Edufinet has developed a broad programme during these days, with sessions on financial education and multimedia content.
The initiatives carried out by members of the Edufinet Project included a talk on basic financial concepts at IES Fuengirola Nº 1 in this Malaga town, and conferences on personal finance and scams at IES Lucus Solis in Sanlúcar la Mayor (Seville), in which the current economic situation was also analyzed.
In addition, a webinar commemorating World Water Day was held on Edufinet's YouTube channel, and the article ‘Montes de Piedad: a unique value proposition for young people’ was published on its blog.
An interview was also conducted with several of the finalists of the 13th Financial Olympics, in which they talked about money. The interview can be seen on Edufinet's YouTube channel and it has also been transferred to a podcast.
Edufinet and Global Money Week
Edufinet participates one more year in the Global Money Week, which takes place from 20 to 26 March, with the theme ‘Plan your money, plant your future’. This is an annual global event organized by the OECD to raise awareness on the importance of acquiring basic training in finance and to ensure that young people acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to make sound financial decisions.
With regard to Edufinet Project, it has more than 17 years of history. It currently collaborates with 17 universities and then business organizations and institutions.
Since it was launched, nearly 244,000 people have participated in the different courses, workshops and lectures organized. The websites of Edufinet Project have registered so far more than 19 million visits, with access from nearly 180 countries.
Its website features different sections (Edufinext, EduFIemp, EduFITECH, EduFIBlog, EdufiSport, EduFIagro and EduFIAcademics). It also has a YouTube channel and profiles on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
All of the above has made Unicaja to be one of the most active agents in the fields of financial education and inclusion, in the exercise of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its commitment to society.