Bahrain Bourse (BHB), an exchange licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain, in partnership with Injaz Bahrain, has announced the launch of the 6th Edition of the Smart Investor Programme. This is a national awareness initiative aimed at 4th grade elementary students in Bahrain as part of the Government Schools curriculum.
Since its inception during the academic year 2018-2019, the Smart Investor Programme has been a driving force in providing students with essential financial literacy skills through engaging in edutainment activities.
Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, CEO of Bahrain Bourse, said: “At Bahrain Bourse, we have positioned the development of financial literacy programmes and initiatives as part of our core operating model, with more than 30,000 participant students in the Smart Investor programme over the course of 5 years. This initiative is in line with our belief in the importance of instilling financial literacy in the future generations.”
Shaikha Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairperson at Injaz Bahrain, commented: “At Injaz Bahrain, we are firm believers in developing the youths' potential to create a more promising future. Bahrain Bourse has been a consistent partner in providing 4th grade elementary students in Bahrain with fundamental financial skills that extend beyond the classroom. The programme's extensive track record attests to its significant impact on empowering the next generation of Bahraini leaders.”
The programme, which is divided into seven-themed sessions, provides students with skills necessary for a well-rounded financial education. Thinking, Specifying, Planning, Execution, Saving, Progression, and Evaluation are among the themes covered.
Students taking part in the programme learn basic financial concepts including money management, savings, and smart financial planning through interactive edutainment activities to enable them to make sound financial decisions. Students will also be able to identify various financial payment methods, such as debit and credit cards, cash, and cheques.-- TradeArabia News Service