Share your savings story
Use the hashtags #savebig2020 and #WorldSavingsDay2020 on Twitter and share with @WSBI_ESBG why you save.
You can do it with a picture, a song, a video, let your creativity run free!
Children and young people at Aflatoun clubs learn the virtue of saving and managing their finances together with entrepreneurial skills as a part of their curriculum. In this context, we also asked our Global Partner Network to ask children and young people: what great things can happen if you save a bit? And Tell us what did you learn and experience about savings during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Aflatoun received inspiring stories from children and young people about their efforts to earn and save money. Sheryl from Kenya (Siaya Education Project) told us about her initiatives with her teammates at the Aflateen+ club to start a local business in food production. During COVID-19, they have used some of their savings to construct a new house for a villager whose house was in a very poor condition.
Aflatoun ambassador Inessa Kaagman, a Dutch professional football player, took over our Instagram account to celebrate with us. Inessa shared her personal experiences about saving, talked about how she manages her finances since an early age and discussed the importance of saving, budgeting and standing up for oneself. “The most challenging thing for female football players is that we do not earn enough to live through our whole life. Next to our job we need to study or find a job after the football career. That is why I find it very important to learn how to save,” says Kaagman.