MUSCAT,19 May 2018
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 promoting sustainable development, successfully concluded the third phase of its ‘Little Investor’ programme for school students in the governorates of Dhofar, Dhahirah, Dakhiliyah, Sharqiyah and Wosta. With this, a total of over 10,000 students have been trained in financial literacy across the Sultanate.
Targetting school students, the ‘Little Investor’ financial literacy programme was launched early this year by Meethaq, in association with the Ministry of Education and Injaz Oman. The programme is aimed at developing a healthy savings habit as well as entrepreneurial skills from an early age.
The ‘Little Investor’ programme is a core component of the Imprints CSR initiative launched by the bank. Reaching out to the nation against the backdrop of prevailing economic and social situation, the Imprints initiative seeks to unite people in making a difference in reciprocating to what the country has given them. The four pillars of the Imprints initiative are focused on programmes to inculcate financial literacy, promote sustainable tourism, sustain green environment and encourage enriched lifestyle.
Injaz Oman is a not-for-profit organisation focused on enhancing the skills of youth for participation in the economy by bridging the gap between knowledge acquired through education and skills required for the job market. Injaz supports students to develop leadership, entrepreneurial skills, problem-solving, communication, and soft skills through a series of workshops conducted by volunteers.
The Ministry of Education is represented by the National Center for Vocational Guidance in the ‘Little Investor’ programme. 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.
Meethaq is well positioned to provide Islamic financial expertise to diverse segments and thereby promote the good of society as a whole. Meethaq has adopted the best practices in Islamic banking and finance worldwide to combine a robust model which protects customers and complements the Islamic banking industry.