Currently Browsing: Global Initiatives
By Tshidi Khuele, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Johannesburg
Banking on Our Future South Africa participated in the launch of the Teach Children to Save-Islamic Chapter in Lenasia South-Gauteng. I taught a class of very intelligent students in Grade 7, at MC Kharbai School for the Deaf. The school caters for Deaf, Hard of Hearing as well as mild-moderately mentally challenged learners. It also accepts children from...
The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better. There is no better way to celebrate the birthday of such an amazing person.
Lisa and Fourie Truter from the Zoe Trust who have been trained as HOPE Core Volunteers, proudly presented “Blue Money Boxes” to graduates from the Banking on Our Future program on June, 18th 2013. The young ladies learned the principles of financial well-being and financial dignity through the three month program.
For the first time at Operation HOPE, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta's Financial Management Counselor Rhonda J. Williams had the opportunity to conduct an English and Spanish bilingual Credit & Money Management workshop. This ground breaking workshop is part of a community partnership to provide financial education to the parents of students in the Youth Empowerment Through Learning (YELLS) program.
John Hope Bryant founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE visited Sandtonview High School, a suburb of the Alexandra Township in Johannesburg to inspire students about the importance of graduating school and the impact of a good education.
Throughout many regions of the world, many individuals remain in a state of uncertainty as they wonder how they will meet their daily needs. With the global unemployment rate estimated as high as 200 million in various studies, several international citizens face a plight of having to remain hopeful in economies still in the midst of a recession. High unemployment rates are forcing experienced workers to take entry positions and further narrowing the market for young people seeking careers.
Today is the first day of spring and Global Shapers from the Atlanta Hub have already been springing into action with their local community! The Atlanta Hub brought over 10 volunteers to Deerwood Academy for Learn Money Week. Our volunteers taught a group of 200 4th and 5th graders about the basics of financial literacy.
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 volunteers from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) joined forces with Banking on Our Future (BOOF) in Washington DC to educate the students of the Preparatory School of DC during Global Money Week.
Global Money Week kicked off this morning, as representatives of Child Youth & Finance International rang the opening bell at the NYSE.
March 15th - March 21st, HOPE is joining 185 organizations across 80 countries to bring financial literacy to children and youth across the globe.
On Thursday, December 6, 2012, Global Shapers from the Atlanta Hub had an opportunity to have a fireside chat with Judith Pickens, Senior Vice President of Program & Youth Development Services from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Atlanta, GA.
HOPE is excited to be included in not one, but two, entries in the 2013 Center for Corporate Citizenship’s annual Film Festival. Union Bank's film features Banking on Our Future's work at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood, and SEDCO's film details the Riyali program.
The Atlanta Hub of the Global Shapers met on Thursday, January 17th at Coca Cola Enterprises. We
would like to extend a special thank you to Coca Cola for being such a supporter of our Global
Shapers Hub and for partnering with the World Economic Forum.
Once each year, the sleepy Alps town of Davos, Switzerland becomes a mecca for thousands of people. Whether you’re a CEO, economist, media leader, artist, academic, politician or royal, somehow you fit into the mysterious ecosystem of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting.