Bahrain: NBB sponsors AHIS Economics & Career Education initiative


The National Bank of Bahrain sponsored Al Hekma International School’s (AHIS) Economics and Career Education initiative.

Taking place over the course of one month, the ongoing event enabled students across all academic levels to gain a more in-depth understanding of economics and various 21st century career paths.

In line with the bank’s continuous commitment towards investing in the community and the education sector within the Kingdom, NBB is extending its support to the participating students, encouraging them to exhibit and develop their entrepreneurial skills. The programme will educate young students on how to manage, invest and save money to improve saving and investing decisions.

Students of all academic levels at AHIS took part in a series of competitive activities, and once the event is over, the final winners will walk away with cash prizes. Activities of the event encompassed an Economic and Career Fair for Elementary School Students, a Shark Tank Programme for Middle Schoolers, and a Bahrain Young Entrepreneurs Competition and Virtual Career Fair for High Schoolers, which took place under the guidance of NBB representatives, Reem Taqi, Rewards and Value Proposition Specialist, Hamad Bastaki and Ahmed Khonji, Sales and Service Officers.

The bank also provided younger students with a more hands-on financial experience, utilising NBB’s ATM van for a two-day period, during which an NBB representative taught students how to withdraw cash safely and walked them through the process of using an ATM machine. 

The Bahrain Young Entrepreneurs event, set to begin in March, will allow them to work on different innovative business plans, subsequently creating a unique product that will be presented to a panel of judges comprised of NBB representatives. The bank is providing vocational counselling for all high-school students throughout to help them further develop their ideas into potential business opportunities.

The National Bank of Bahrain is committed to integrating Economic, Social and Governance factors into its organisation and operations, spreading financial literacy. It continues to sponsor various education-centric initiatives, contributing towards the Kingdom’s Economic Vision 2030 and developing a new generation of financially literate innovators and inventors.

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