At the beginning of the new school year, Meethaq Islamic Bank along with the Ministry of Education and Injaz Oman has started a financial literacy program called “Little Investor.” It covers over 4,000 students in Muscat, Batinah, and Dhofar.
The main aim of the initiative is to broaden the early financial education among Oman’s kids, to help them create healthy savings habits, and to motivate them to develop their entrepreneurial skills from a very early age. During the first phase of the program, 1000 local students increased their financial literacy.
The ”Little Investor” program is an integral part of the Imprints initiative by Meethaq Bank, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Muscat municipality. An excellent book example of a successful public-private partnership, the initiative aims to unite the nation and make the people give back to their country. The four pillars of the program include financial literacy, sustainable tourism, the green environment and enriched lifestyle.
Injaz Oman is a non-profit organization working towards improving skills of the young people. It also aims to fill the gap between the knowledge they gain at school and the skills needed for a successful career in the competitive job market. Through a series of workshops, Injaz encourages students to develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills, as well as their communication and problem-solving abilities.
Meethaq is one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in Oman. It provides expertise to a diverse clientele and promotes the common well-being. It has adopted the best practices of the Islamic banking and finance and combined them with an innovative, robust model to protect customers and add value to the Islamic banking industry.
Meethaq Bank has expressed its gratitude to all its partners for their valuable contributions to the program. The bank confirmed it would stick to its social responsibility initiatives and would keep investing in the sustainable development of Oman.