For the eight consecutive year, INJAZ Bahrain and HSBC are partnering to deliver the “More than Money” initiative, an innovative program which equips Bahrain’s
Youth with the basic financial literacy skills they need to succeed in the 21st-century economy.
More than 13,299 young Bahraini students at the intermediate school levels have benefited from the program over the past eight years, with an additional 1250 students are expected to benefit during the current academic year 2015-2016.
The program was developed to provide the students with a better understanding of the relationship between what they learn at school and their successful participation in a worldwide economy through a variety of hands-on activities and technological supplements designed to support differentiated learning styles. It also enaacourages them to use creative thinking while developing and building positive attitudes towards basic money-management skills such as spending, saving, and earning money.
The joint initiative began in 2008 when HSBC Holdings teamed up with INJAZ Bahrain’s mother organization Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide to sponsor and implement “More than Money” program around the world.
“I will start my own business next year. Yes, I am going to be an Entrepreneur”
Reem Adel a student from Yathreb Intermediate Girls School.
This year, HSBC will contribute $1.5 million (USD) to the program worldwide, bringing HSBC’s total program contribution to date to $11.8 million (USD).
This support will bring the program this academic year to students in 32 countries including INJAZ Bahrain.