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Child and Youth Finance International to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell


ADVISORY, March 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


Child and Youth Finance International, which is leading a collaborative, global movement to further the economic rights for children and youth, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

This marks the closing of the first International Child and Youth Finance Week which was celebrated by national partners in 26 countries between March 15th - 21st. By working with global partners worldwide, the movement calls for global collaborations to ensure that children believe in themselves, are able to make responsible financial decisions and are given the opportunity to open and operate their own savings accounts in banks, thus fostering financially responsible and protected generations.

In honor of the occasion, Jeroo Billimoria, Founder and Managing Director of Child and Youth Finance International will ring the Opening Bell. 


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Wednesday, March 21, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET         


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About Child and Youth Finance International:

Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), is leading a global movement with partners in over 80 countries to further the economic rights, skills and opportunities for all children and youth. Partners include financial regulatory authorities, UN bodies, financial intuitions and networks, NGOs and education service providers, foundations, academics, technology providers and other leading organizations. The movement aims to reach 100 million children in 100 countries by 2015.

CYFI builds on the strengths of its global network partners as well as on the success of its founder, Jeroo Billimoria, also founder of Childline India and ChildHelpline International. These have facilitated a global movement for children's protection and are up and running in more than 120 countries – having responded to over 160 million calls. Her other organization, Aflatoun, has been recognized among the world's top 50 NGOs and is providing social and financial education to over 1 million children in 83 countries.

Child and Youth Finance International was established as a a non-profit organization  in the Netherlands in July 2011. For more information about CYFI, visit and  *Please follow CYFI on Facebook (!/childfinance ) and Twitter ( ). 


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