The Art of Saving - PBZ Activities
Zagreb, 29 October 2020 - As part of the international initiative by Intesa Sanpaolo and The Savings Museum in Turin - The Art of Saving, Privredna banka Zagreb (PBZ), a member of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, will organize numerous activities this year on the occasion of World Savings Day (which is celebrated on October 31).
Due to limiting circumstances caused by the pandemic, organizing workshops in schools is currently not possible, so in collaboration with the Museum of Savings in Turin ((Museo del Risparmio), we have prepared recorded educational material for children aged 6 and 10 called "The Price of Our Dreams". As part of the World Savings Day celebration, we will offer a virtual visit to the Savings Museum on the PBZ social media accounts.
To ensure the continuity of the project, PBZ has launched a competition for employees' children on the topic of savings, in which children can participate in two categories depending on their age. Children under the age of 10 are invited to participate in the competition by creating drawings on the topic "The Wishes we Save For" and by answering the following question: "What is savings for me?" Children aged 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the competition by writing an essay on the topic "Why is it important to save?". We received over 70 children’s submissions.
Based on the good cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Economy in financial literacy activities, our Bank is invited to participate in the celebration of World Savings Day by answering questions about savings and giving statements that will be communicated to the public through the media on October 30. Representatives of the housing savings bank, insurance company, investment fund, a representative of the Croatian National Bank and a representative of the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb will also participate in this project.
It should be noted that during The Art of Saving initiative, which was launched in 2017 with the participation of international banking subsidiaries of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, PBZ has formed a team of around 50 edu-volunteers that have so far organized 215 workshops in 57 schools across the country.