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Child & Youth Finance International

The organisers of the 2017 London Value Investor Conference are pleased that the Conference raised a total of £25,015 for Child & Youth Finance International. We would like to thank all conference participants for making this support possible.

Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) works to provide children and youth around the world with access to financial services, enhance their awareness of economic rights, and empower them to build their assets, invest in their future, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty. Poverty is a global challenge. It has so many enduring effects on people, their communities and their countries.

CYFI sees that the key to fighting poverty is for people to learn how to manage and handle money, and have the confidence, knowledge and responsibility to spend and earn it responsibly. This must start from childhood. So CYFI has partnered with thousands of organizations in 132 countries around the world – from banks, to governments, to NGOs, to academics – you name it! Together, they work to create policies and programs that make children and youth able to learn about money, have access to a bank account, develop entrepreneurial skills and, most importantly, to believe in themselves.

CYFI Achievements

• Ranked number 45 in NGO Advisor’s Top 500 NGOs in the world
• To date, the Child and Youth Finance Movement has reached 36 million children and youth worldwide
• CYFI listed in the 2015 Top 100 NGOs list published by Global Geneva
• Young people included in 2015 G20 priorities for Financial Inclusion (CYFI became an Affiliated Member to the GPFI, the inclusive platform for all G20 countries)
• Global Money Week 2015 reached 5.6 million children in 124 countries with over 3000 activities
• Global Money Week 2014 reached 3 million children in 118 countries with over 2000 activities CYFI’s 2014 High-Level Stakeholder’s Meeting, “A Chance for Change: Child & Youth Finance and the Post-2015 Agenda”, held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York
• Invited by NASDAQ for the Opening Bell, to mark the launch of Global Money Weeks 2012 & 2013
• Semi-finalist of 2012 Mexico G20 Financial Inclusion Challenge: Innovative Solutions for Unlocking Access in the G20 competition (CYFI’s Schoolbank among the top 12 of 257 entries, from 62 countries) Charitable Support

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