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Bahrain Bourse unveils smart investor programme for students

MANAMA, November 20, 2021

Bahrain Bourse (BHB), a self-regulated multi-asset marketplace, has officially announced the kick-off of the fourth edition of the Smart Investor Program, aimed at elementary students as part of the curriculum for the academic year 2021-2022.
 
Launched in 2018, the Smart Investor is a national awareness programme in collaboration with Ijnaz Bahrain targeting elementary students. 
 
It aims at equipping young students with basic concepts related to money management, savings, and smart financial planning through interactive edutainment activities in order to assist them in making sound financial decisions. 
 
BHB said workshops for Smart Investor Program will be held in 70 schools. Educators and volunteers will target more than 5,000 students in grade 4 elementary level during the academic year, targeting both public and private institutions, it added.  
 
CEO Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said the program reflected Bahrain Bourse’s strategic efforts to enhance investment awareness providing a combination of financial awareness, knowledge, skills, attitude, and behaviors necessary to make sound financial decisions.
 
"The program has proved, during the past 3 years, the importance of the knowledge and concepts students learned throughout the program, and hence we are glad to see the implementation of the program as part of the curriculum for the first time this year," he noted. 
 
Injaz Bahrain Executive Director Hana Sarwani said: "We are proud to continue our partnership with Bahrain Bourse to deliver the Smart Investor Program to the youth of Bahrain. Teaching this program to youngsters at school not only empowers them to make better money related financial decisions but also equips them with the knowledge they need to be economically successful in their life."
 
"Having the program now embedded in the curriculum of public schools will provide us with the opportunity to reach even more students who would benefit from this unique offering," he noted. 
 
It consists of seven-themed sessions designed to equip students with the following concepts: Thinking, Specifying, Planning, Execution, Saving, Progression, and Evaluation. 
 
For the first time, the Smart Investor Program will launch a national challenge to encourge participation from the students community offering them a platform to apply what they’ve learned during the program. The event has the backing of Ahli United Bank as Gold Sponsor and Bank ABC and Ithmaar Holding as Silver Sponsors.-TradeArabia News Service 



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