The ‘Smart Investor’ Programme

by BTM

Fri, 07 October 2022

The ‘Smart Investor’ Programme in Bahrain

Bahrain Bourse has announced Ahli United Bank (AUB) as a Gold Sponsor for the fifth edition of the ‘Smart Investor’ programme. ‘Smart Investor’ is a national awareness programme organised in collaboration with INJAZ Bahrain, and part of the government school curriculum, aimed at promoting financial and investment literacy among elementary school students in Bahrain. This is achieved through interactive edutainment activities.  

Chief Operating Officer of Bahrain Bourse, Narjes Jamal says: “Support, such as that received from AUB, allowed us to expand the programme by reaching out to more than 8,000 students last year. We look forward to witnessing the positive effect on students’ financial confidence, basic monetary principles, and the long-term financial planning skills that they will establish.”

The programme consists of seven themed sessions designed to equip students with the following concepts: Thinking, Specifying, Planning, Execution, Saving, Progression, and Evaluation. Upon completing the programme, students will be able to identify several financial payment methods, such as debit and credit cards, cash, and cheques, as well as recognise the value of saving and develop knowledge on basic financial planning concepts.