On 20 June, Barclays Bank Mozambique (BBM) sponsored a football tournament in the context of celebrations of Mozambique's 40th anniversary of independence, held at the premises of the sports academy. This was an initiative of the Ministry of Education and Human Development, which also had the support of the British Council and the school of Tico.

The action that counted on the presence of His Excellency. The Minister of Education and Human Development, Dr. Jorge Luís Ferrão, gathered 4 male teams and 4 female teams with athletes between the ages of 10 and 14, from schools in the city of Maputo and the Tico Tico school in Massaca.

In addition to sporting activities, the event included English language classes as well as financial literacy, provided by the Bank and British Council employees.

According to Dr. Rui Barros, Managing Director of Barclays Bank, "Barclays has joined this event in the context of its social responsibility with the main objective of supporting the transmission of values ​​of peace and national unity to the younger Society, in a more focused way in what it considers to be the future of the nation - its children and young people. "

BBM has supported a number of educational and entrepreneurial initiatives with the aim of promoting financial literacy among young people. One of the initiatives that has been hugely successful is the project on financial education, in partnership with the National Youth Institute and the National Youth Association, which was taken to more than 16 thousand young people in the province of Maputo.

Recall that recently the BBM also supported an entrepreneurship action, which awarded a Mozambican company, which will represent the country in Switzerland, in what is one of the biggest events of "ideas and entrepreneurship" in the world - "Seedstars world"

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About the Barclays group

Barclays Africa group limited (Barclays Africa group or group) is held at $ 62.3 by Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays) and listed on JSE limited. The group is one of Africa's largest financial services providers, offering personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, investment management and wealth as well as insurance banking. We combine our global product knowledge with regional expertise and have a well-established and extended local presence.

The group was formed from the combination of ABSA group limited and the African Barclays operations on 31 July 2013. Reflecting the group's broad Pan-African approach, our name changed from ABSA group limited to Barclays Africa group limited a August 2, 2013. As of December 31, 2013, Barclays Africa group limited had 847.8 million shares issued and a market capitalization of R112 billion. The group had assets of R960 billion, 9 997 Atms, 962 branches and 33 879 permanent workers.

Our headquarter is located in Johannesburg, South Africa and we have a majority stake in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia . We also have representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria as well as insurance banking operations in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. Barclays Bank Kenya and Barclays Bank Botswana continue to be listed on their respective stock exchanges. Barclays Bank PLC has operations in Egypt and Zimbabwe, which are an integral part of our African business and continue to be operated by the Barclays Africa executive committee.

About Barclays

Barclays is a large financial services provider engaged in private banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. The purpose of Barclays is to help people achieve their ambitions - in the right way.

With more than 300 years of banking history and expertise, Barclays operates in more than 50 countries and employs approximately 40,000 people. Barclays transfers, lends, invests and protects clients' money worldwide.

For more information about Barclays, visit our website www.barclays.com.