Bahrain Bourse has announced Tamkeen (Labour Fund), as a Strategic Partner for the “Smart Investor” Program in its 2nd edition for the academic year 2019–2020. The Smart Investor program is a national awareness program organized in collaboration with INJAZ Bahrain, and aims at promoting financial and investment literacy among elementary school students in Bahrain.
Commenting on this occasion, Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Bourse commented, “We are thankful to Tamkeen’s support to the program for the past two years, and I would like to take this opportunity to praise Tamkeen’s endeavors in supporting Bahrain Bourse’s corporate social responsibility programs and initiatives that aim to enhance financial literacy among students across the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
On his part, Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, Chief Executive of Labour Fund Tamkeen said, “Supporting this program comes at the very heart of Tamkeen’s initiatives to spread the culture of professional skills among the different segments of Bahraini individuals.”
“Students come at the top priorities of Tamkeen’s skills improvement objectives and programs, involving the community in economic development among various age groups. The Smart Investor Program is a good opportunity to maximize the impact of these programs on the community and increase the knowledge sharing to help the spreading and gaining of practical experiences in the world of business among students,” Dr Janahi explained.
The Smart Investor program is a national awareness program launched in 2018 in collaboration with INJAZ Bahrain targeting elementary students. The program 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.
The Program consists of seven-themed sessions designed to equip students with the following concepts: Thinking, Specifying, Planning, Execution, Saving, Progression, and Evaluation.
The program’s next edition is expected to kick-off during the academic year 2019–2020 with planned activities targeting the public scheduled for the summer period.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Smart Investor program has been implemented across 76 schools, 212 classes, with the support extended from educators and volunteers targeting more than 5500 students within Grade 4 elementary level.