During National Money Week (9 to 13 March), ABN AMRO employees will visit a number of elementary schools to teach children all about money. Topics include how to save money and how to spend responsibly. National Money Week is an initiative of the Ministry of Finance, the Dutch central bank (DNB), ABN AMRO and seven other banks.
Manager of the ABN AMRO Foundation Ernst Boekhorst: "ABN AMRO sets great store by the financial education of children, and wants to contribute to awareness about the value of money. We offer these guest lessons as a fun opportunity for children to learn about managing money responsibly. It’s something they will reap the benefits of for the rest of their lives."
ABN AMRO in the classroom
Guided by the ABN AMRO employees, children participate in an interactive quiz about money. Various themes are addressed, including “earning your own money” and “saving up and looking ahead”. Usually, the quiz will prompt children to ask practical questions of their own, such as: "Where does the bank store all that money?"
About National Money Week
National Money Week is organised by the Money Wise Platform. This year, the banks will honour National Money Week in the Netherlands by offering a record number of 4,500 guest lessons. Her Majesty Queen Máxima is Honorary Chair of the Platform, and officially launched the fifth edition of National Money Week today.