Bahrain Bourse, the stock exchange of Bahrain, has declared Ahli United Bank (AUB), a Kuwait-headquartered retail banking company, as a Gold Sponsor for the 4th Edition of its national awareness program “Smart Investor”.
The Smart Investor program is organized in collaboration with INJAZ Bahrain, a non-profit organization, aimed at promoting financial and investment literacy among elementary school students in Bahrain.
“It is with utmost pleasure to welcome AUB on board as one of the official sponsors of the Smart Investor Program’s 4th Edition. AUB’s consistency and dedication in supporting Bahrain Bourse have contributed significantly to the community’s development by empowering youth, disseminating fundamental financial concepts, and helping us extend the program to benefit students across the Kingdom.”
Launched in 2018, the Smart Investor program is a national awareness program in collaboration with INJAZ Bahrain targeting school students. The initiative aims to give young students basic financial concepts such as money management, savings, and smart financial planning through interactive edutainment activities to help them make sound financial decisions.
The program consists of seven themed sessions designed to equip students with the concepts, including Thinking, Specifying, Planning, Execution, Saving, Progression, and Evaluation.
Mr. David O’Loan, Deputy Group CEO, Treasury & Investments at AUB, stated, “It is an honor to be able to support such pivotal initiatives by Bahrain Bourse, which is dedicated to harnessing the financial and economic potential of the next generation. Our values at AUB are well aligned with those of Bahrain Bourse in that we recognize the importance of financial education for youngsters.”
For the first time, the Smart Investor program will launch a national challenge for participants in order to increase engagement and encourage students to participate by applying what they’ve learned during the program.