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QIB and INJAZ Kicks off Financial Literacy Program, “How Money Works?” At Secondary Schools and Universities
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QIB and INJAZ Kicks off Financial Literacy Program, “How Money Works?” At Secondary Schools and Universities

21/10/2018, Doha,Qatar

QIB and INJAZ Kicks off Financial Literacy Program, “How Money Works?” At Secondary Schools and Universities

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) in collaboration with INJAZ Qatar, kick-started last week a Personal Finance Program entitled “How Money Works?” at the “Rawdat Rashid Secondary Boys School”, with 25 students participating in the session.

The “How Money works?” program is a five-hour training with interactive and engaging sessions, tailored specifically to educate secondary school and university freshmen students aged between 15 to 19 on managing their finances. The program explores ways to earn money and manage it prudently by budgeting, saving, and investing. Once the sessions are completed, students will receive a Certificate stating the completion of the program.

More than 30 QIB employees have volunteered to share their expertise within the banking sector and transfer the knowledge they hold to empower the youth of Qatar. From their side, INJAZ volunteers shared their expertise with the selected QIB employees at orientation sessions about the best methods to approach students. During the first semester of this academic year, another six secondary schools are scheduled to run the program too. The first session at the Qatar University will be held early November, at the College of Business and Economics (Ladies Section).

The program will reach 1,250 students over the next three years.  The exclusive agreement between QIB and INJAZ Qatar was previously signed by Bassel Gamal, QIB Group CEO and Emad Al Khaja, INJAZ Qatar CEO.

Commenting on the launch of the program, Mashaal Abdulaziz Al Derham, Assistant General Manager, Head of Corporate Communications & Quality Assurance at QIB said: “It gives us great pleasure to see this interactive engagement between Qatar’s youth and QIB staff and sharing their experiences”.

“The habits youth develop at this stage of their life will have a big effect on shaping their financial future. The program aims to help the youth start making smart financial decision for the long run”. she added.

Emad Al Khaja, INJAZ Qatar CEO commented: “Education improves our community, boosts our youth’s potential and is integral to Qatar’s economic success. Our collaboration with QIB starts today through the “How Money Works?” program, which will give every participant student the opportunity to better understand how to manage their finance which will eventually help in developing their business skills, and we hope this training will be a success and the start for future bigger success.”

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