A Busy Day For Queen Máxima

  March 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

This morning, Monday March 14, Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended the launch of the sixth edition of Money Week at the De Twaalfruiter elementary school in Vleuten. The motto of this year’s edition is “Learned when young is done when old.”

During the event, the Queen participated in a few lectures and she taught children how to deal with money. Money Week 2016 started today and will last till March 18. It is an initiative of Platform Wiser Money Matters, organized by the Ministry of Finance.

During this week, about 5,500 lectures and workshops in primary schools through Netherlands will take place. The purpose of the lectures is to teach young students about spending limits, the importance of saving and foresight, the budgeting, the assess financial risks and make long-term planning.

Since 2010, Queen Máxima is Honorary Chairman of the Platform Wiser Money Matters.

Later that day, the Queen attended the presentation of the thirtieth Geuzenpenning Award at the Grote Kerk in Vlaardingen. This year’s award was awarded to the organization Offshore Migrant Aid Station (MOAS). MOAS is a private organization that rescues distressed refugees on the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea.

The organization was established by Christopher and Regina Catrambone in 2013 after the humanitarian disaster when some 400 men, women and children drowned off in the Italian island of Lampedusa. The Geuzenpenning Award has been awarded annually since 1987 to honor people or organization who work for human rights and fighting against dictatorship, discrimination and racism.

The award was handed out by Eduard Nazarski, Director of Amnesty International Netherlands.


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