CEDI strives to provide a comprehensive approach to poverty alleviation through the implementation of livelihood programs that place the child and the youth at the center of all our interventions. My Money is a financial capability program designed to equip children with the ability to make sound financial decisions in their everyday lives. It is an innovative financial education program that has been developed in response to the growing need to prepare children for their financial future. The program has so far recorded a positive impact, with children participating in the program reporting a better understanding of important money-related aspects, including: how to set basic personal budgets, how to track personal spending using simple records, the effects of advertising on spending, currency value, functions and uses of money, as well as the relationship between savings and personal goals. These skills are meant to prepare them for the challenges they will encounter as they transit into adulthood.
To ensure the implementation of the program to meet its vision and mission, CEDI conducts regular Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) exercises in order to establish the following: