Bahrain Bourse launches investor programs for students

MANAMA – Bahrain Bourse (BHB), a self-regulated multi-asset marketplace, in partnership with INJAZ Bahrain, has launched the fifth edition of the Smart Investor Program, a national awareness program aimed at Grade 4 students in Bahrain.

The program is one of BHB’s key financial literacy and investor awareness programmes, with the aim of educating and empowering the next generation of smart investors. It is consistent with the bourse’s efforts to strengthen investment awareness and financial literacy across various age groups and categories.

BHB chief executive Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said, “Bahrain Bourse is committed to enhancing financial literacy awareness targeting various age groups. We believe in building a generation of investors with sound understanding of financial markets to empower the next generation of smart investors, through the roll out of the Smart Investor program in its fifth edition targeting 8,000 students from public and private schools.”

“This program is also uniquely positioned to complement our other program offerings and initiatives, including TradeQuest, the Investment Academy, and the Capital Markets Apprenticeship Program and is well integrated with BHB’s financial literacy and investor awareness strategy,” Shaikh Khalifa added.

Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, chairperson of INJAZ Bahrain, said, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Bahrain Bourse for the fifth edition of the Smart Investor Programme. Based on our previous achievements and uptake level with this program offering, we have expanded the outreach to include more than 8,000 participants. Our objective is to have young students apply financial fundamentals with confidence throughout their lives and we are honored to be able to contribute to Bahrain’s financial inclusion framework and economic landscape.”

The Smart Investor Programme, which was launched in 2018, is a national awareness initiative for elementary students in partnership with INJAZ Bahrain. Through engaging edutainment activities, the program seeks to provide young students with basic concepts linked to money management, savings, and financial planning in order to aid them in making sound financial decisions.

After taking part in the programme, students will be able to identify various financial payment methods, such as debit and credit cards, cash, and cheques, learn numerous financial literacy terms, as well as recognize the value of saving and gain information on several financial planning principles. The program consists of seven themed sessions designed to equip students with the concepts of Thinking, Specifying, Planning, Execution, Saving, Progression, and Evaluation.

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