Following on the achievement of the ‘Little Investor’ monetary literacy programme, Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, in step with the bank’s vision ‘To serve you better, everyday’ and commitment to advertising sustainable improvement, signed an agreement with Injaz Oman to extend the programme to attain 10,000 much more college students across the sultanate.
Targetting college students, the ‘Little Investor’ programme is aimed at creating a wholesome savings habit as nicely as entrepreneurial expertise from an early age. Sulaiman al Harthy, deputy chief executive officer – Islamic Banking, and Khaula al Harthy, chief executive officer of Injaz Oman, signed the agreement at the bank’s head workplace.
Harthy mentioned, “Meethaq is proud to continue with the ‘Little Investor’ programme to reach a larger segment of students across the sultanate. At a time when Islamic finance is consolidating its role in supporting economic and social development, Meethaq reckons sustainable social development as a great opportunity to complement the country’s progress and development. Meethaq remains committed to social responsibility initiatives contributing to sustainable development in Oman. We are grateful to the Ministry of Education and Injaz Oman for the support extended to the programme.”
Khaula mentioned, “Injaz Oman is pleased to cooperate for the second year in a row with Meethaq Islamic Banking. The ‘Little Investor’ programme demonstrates the significance of creating a powerful monetary culture amongst Oman’s younger generation accountable for the country’s future improvement.”
Launched in association with the Ministry of Education and Injaz Oman, the ‘Little Investor’ programme educated more than 10,500 students across the sultanate in the very first year of the programme in 2018. The programme organised more than 370 sessions covering more than 130 schools, with the involvement of more than 170 teachers and participation of more than 140 volunteers.
The ‘Little Investor’ programme is a core element of the Imprints CSR initiative launched by the bank. The 4 pillars of the Imprints initiative contain programmes to market monetary literacy, sustainable tourism, green atmosphere and enriched way of life.
The Ministry of Education is represented in the ‘Little Investor’ programme by the National Centre for Vocational Guidance. Injaz Oman is a not-for-profit organisation focused on enhancing expertise of youth for participation in the economy by bridging the gap among understanding acquired via education and expertise needed for the job industry. Injaz supports students to create leadership, entrepreneurial expertise, difficulty-solving, communication and soft expertise via a series of workshops carried out by volunteers.
Meethaq is nicely positioned to supply Islamic monetary experience to diverse segments and thereby market the excellent of society as a complete. Meethaq has adopted the very best practices in Islamic banking.
Information Source: Muscat Daily