Corridors at Barclays house were filled to capacity last week as school children gathered to learn about the world of finance and money. In collaboration with schools in the capital Gaborone, the bank hosted 60 children to commemorate Global Money Week.

“Global Money Week is an internationally recognised week set aside to teach children and youth about money, enterprise, employability and livelihood. We are a bank that has the greatest legacy in Botswana, as evidenced by our wide footprint of 43 branches and 114 ATMs across the entire country, ensuring we bank the unbanked members of our society,” said Kgotso Bannalotlhe, Country Treasurer.

Children from three different schools in Gaborone visited the bank’s Head Office and its Processing Centre to learn more about money and how it applies to their lives on a daily basis. The also appreciated the various professions within the banking sector as a way to unlock their early career paths.

“The Global Money Week focuses on providing children with critical aspects of money management. Equally important is how we help young people start an early preparation of shaping their future. As an institution that invest in its people by nurturing and managing talent, we went further to engage the children in career discussions and allowed them to appreciate what happens in the human resources, treasury, Corporate and Change departments,” explained Kgotso.

Global Money Week was first celebrated by Barclays in 2013 when the bank’s employees visited various schools to impart money management skills.