MUSCAT, 11 August 2018
Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, in line with its vision ‘To serve you better, everyday’ and commitment to promoting sustainable development, hosted staff children for a financial literacy workshop at the head office.
Aimed at nurturing a healthy savings habit and building financial awareness among children, the initiative came as part of the bank’s successful Little Investor programme.
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.
A large turnout of staff children in the age group of 7 to 14 years attended the day-long programme of fun and educational activities. Following the workshop, the children were also taken on a tour of the bank’s facilities.
The ‘Little Investor’ programme is a core component of the Imprints CSR initiative launched by the bank. To date, the financial literacy programme has trained over 10,500 students across the Sultanate. The programme organised 370 sessions covering 130 schools, with the contribution of 170 teachers and the participation of 140 volunteers.
The Ministry of Education is represented by the National Center for Vocational Guidance in the ‘Little Investor’ programme. 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.
Bank Muscat has taken major strides in nurturing a socially responsible culture. All CSR programmes draw from the bank’s values of leadership and partnership, creating a positive impact on society. As the bank progresses on the path of sustainable development, new opportunities are explored. In line with the corporate ethos, bank employees are engaged in creating opportunities to help the community through various innovative initiatives.