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Visa and the National Bank of Georgia Continue to Raise Awareness on Financial Literacy

Visa and the National Bank of Georgia continue to promote financial literacy by organising a special educating-entertaining event for kids during Back to School period at Tbilisi Mall.

This activity will be conducted within Visa and the National bank of Georgia financial literacy campaign started in May, 2018 by launching the financial football game and signing a memorandum of understanding.

Visa and NGB Back to School event will take place on September 22, from 10AM to 8 PM at the central area of Tbilisi Mall. Children will be able to learn more about smart money management in an easy and funny way by playing Financial Football Game, enjoying different entertaining activities and getting memorable souvenirs from Visa and NBG.

“We are pleased to continue cooperation with the National Bank of Georgia to promote financial education platforms in Georgia and celebrate new school year by highlighting the importance of financial literacy. At Visa we believe that development of a gaming approach in terms of financial literacy is more interesting, particularly for teenagers, students and all the grownups. It is always more fun to learn when you play. The Financial Football online game helps us doing that. Financial literacy helps people become self-sufficient and achieve financial stability. This includes being able to save money, distinguish the difference between wants and needs, manage a budget and simply making good financial decisions”. – said Dmytro Krepak, Acting Group Country Manager in CIS&SEE.

“Financial education is one of the priority areas for the National Bank of Georgia. We developed the National Strategy for Financial Education in 2016, and currently, we are in the process of its implementation. Further, we announced 2018 as the “Year of Financial Literacy” and we are glad that we had an opportunity to develop the Georgian-language “Financial Football” game in partnership with VISA during this very year. The “Financial Football” game is a fun and effective tool for teaching basic principles of personal finance management to our population.

We hope that the young generation has been actively playing “Financial Football”. With Back to School event of September 22, we want to remind everyone about the “Financial Football” game, and to encourage schools and other stakeholders to use this game and its accompanying educational modules in the teaching process. We also hope that we will continue our cooperation with VISA to advance the levels of financial literacy of the Georgian population.” – said Lasha Gzirishvili, Head of Consumer Protection and Financial Education Department of the National Bank of Georgia.