Saturday 22 June 2024

Maltese students to compete in European Money Quiz after winning national competition

Amy Pizzuto, a student at St. Joseph School in Sliema, and Ryan Vella who attends De La Salle College, will be representing Malta at the European Money Quiz (EMQ) that will be held on 18 and 19 April in Brussels.
Amy and Ryan were named Malta’s representatives after winning a national quiz that was organised and supported by the Malta Bankers’ Association (MBA), in collaboration with the Department of Accounting and Business Studies within the Directorate for STEM and VET Programmes of the Ministry for Education Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation on 27 February. This is the fourth time that the local quiz was organised to select the Maltese participants in the Brussels final of the EMQ. Around 520 students from 20 state, church, and independent schools, took part simultaneously in the quiz using the Kahoot! platform for schools.
The EMQ forms part of the activities of the European Money Week (EMW), which is held every year in March. Organised in over 30 countries including Malta, the EMQ is the largest European-wide competition that aims to improve financial literacy among students between 13 to 15 years of age. It was launched in 2017 under the coordination of the European Banking Federation (EBF) as an initiative to promote financial education by national banking associations in Europe.
This quiz provides an opportunity for students to learn more about personal finance and to improve financial skills, while having fun together. It helps them prepare for their future in an increasingly digital world with the aim of reaching their future financial and personal goals.
The MBA will be financing the flight and accommodation expenses of the two students, who will be joining the other student representatives from all participating countries in the EMQ final in Brussels.