Bahrain Bourse launches 5th edition of Smart Investor Program

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Bahrain Bourse (BHB), a self-regulated multi-asset marketplace, has officially launched the 5th Edition of the Smart Investor Program, a national awareness aimed at elementary students in the Kingdom, in partnership with the non-profit organization INJAZ Bahrain.

The program is one of Bahrain Bourse’s key financial literacy and investor awareness programs intending to educate and empower the next generation of smart investors.

Further, it is consistent with Bahrain Bourse’s efforts to strengthen investment awareness and financial literacy across various age groups and categories.

Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
CEO – Bahrain Bourse

“Bahrain Bourse is committed towards enhancing financial literacy awareness targeting various age groups. We believe in building a generation of investors with a sound understanding of financial markets to empower the next generation of smart investors, through the rollout of the Smart Investor program in its 5th 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 Program, the Investment Academy, and the Capital Markets Apprenticeship Program, and is well integrated with Bahrain Bourse’s financial literacy and investor awareness strategy, which forms a fundamental pillar.”

Ms. Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairperson at INJAZ Bahrain, commented that, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Bahrain Bourse for the 5th Edition of the Smart Investor Program. Based on our prior achievements and uptake level with this program offering, we have expanded the outreach to include more than 8000 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 the Kingdom of Bahrain’s financial inclusion framework and economic landscape,” Ms. Al Khalifa added.

After participation in the program, 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.

According to the statement, “The Program consists of seven-themed sessions designed to equip students with the following concepts: Thinking, Specifying, Planning, Execution, Saving, Progression, and Evaluation.”

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