Takeaways & Best Practices from the CYFI Regional Meeting for the Americas and the Caribbean

Alejandra Montes & Catherine Rodriguez Orgales, Save the Children & Universidad de los Andes
Monday, November 12, 2012

"NGOs and other providers may thus have a different role to play, such as supporting the education community and local schools to deliver the financial education content with quality, complementing the delivery of financial education through informal mechanisms such as SMS or edutainment, supporting monitoring and evaluation, or working in advocacy at the policy level."

Enidaso Account Opens A New Dawn In Child And Youth Financial Services In Ghana

Adadzewa Otoo, Save the Children
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Like a sprout breaking through compact soil,  HFC Bank has recently emerged through the hard earth of financial regulations on child and youth savings in Ghana to present to low-income youth a gleam of hope for a better financial future. The Enidaso Account, meaning Hope Account, gives young adolescents the opportunity to develop saving habits, which is an important step in creating a financially secure future."

Youth Savings in Uganda: Providing Bridges to the Future

Vilma Ilic, Columbia University
Friday, November 2, 2012

"It is exactly through asset ownership that an individual has the choice to focus on her/his long-term dreams and goals rather than struggle for day-to-day survival."

Vodcast: On-the-Ground Perspectives from Kenya Post Office Savings Bank

Eric Tyler, New America Foundation
Wednesday, October 31, 2012


“The youth will not only have savings in terms of money in the account, but their behavior, the way they carry out their lives, and the way they do things will have have been changed.”


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