De Volksbank encourages the teaching of financial skills by providing financial education in primary schools, special needs schools and lower secondary education groups.
On average, we annually reached more than 190,000 pupils with our Eurowijs teaching materials in 2017 and 2018. The Facebook page has over 6,000 followers. De Volksbank employees gave more than 800 Eurowijs guest lessons in 2018. In September 2018, Eurowijs launched its new website, followed in November 2018 by the new website for children: Eurowijs kids. In October 2018, Eurowijs celebrated its fifth year of existance with a number of festivities. On 12 October 2018, the third Eurowijs Day was held at 3e Van der Huchtschool in Soest. That day, 21 directors and managers gave Eurowijs guest lessons in groups 1 to 8. Eurowijs opened trade on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by sounding the gong on 23 October 2018.
The table below shows that we reached fewer pupils in 2018 than in 2017. This is mainly due to the major success in 2017 of the National Education Fair in Utrecht, where teaching materials for 40,000 pupils were requested.
Number of pupils reached
Bank employees teach children about money
During National Money Week, from 12 to 16 March 2018, de Volksbank employees gave 351 guest lessons in several primary schools in the Netherlands. With these lessons, we reached 8,775 pupils in groups 6, 7 and 8.