Meethaq launches ‘Little Investor’ to enhance students’ financial literacy

MUSCAT: Meethaq from Bank Muscat, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman, in association with Injaz Oman and the Ministry of Education has successfully implemented ‘Little Investor’ programme in which 1,000 students were successfully taught about the fundamentals of financial literacy and entrepreneurship… The aim is to motivate students at schools to develop entrepreneurial thinking and skills from an early age. Highly ambitious in its scope and reach, the Imprints initiative is a unique public-private partnership launched by Bank Muscat in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Tourism, Muscat Municipality and the Public Authority for Consumer Protection.
With the start of the new academic year, Meethaq and Injaz Oman are all set to continue the implementation of the other phase of the “Little Investor” programme by training a new group of government schools students from various governorates of the Sultanate in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. The ‘Little Investor’ programme aims at laying the foundation for a future generation responsible for Oman’s progress and development and also imparting financial literacy for school students.
The programme aims to educate a large number of students, especially grade seven and eight students, on the educational services provided by the program. Through organising workshops, the programme focuses on the financial services and electronic facilities provided by banking institutions.
Meethaq, in step with its commitment to social responsibility, is proud to join hands with leading Omani companies to chart the way forward for the Imprints CSR initiative. Since its inauguration in 2012, Meethaq has been a pioneer in supporting the activities of the society, organising conferences and seminars, and introducing social initiatives especially when it comes to introducing the importance and role of Islamic banking in the development of the banking sector.