Al Salam Bank opens educational mock-up branch
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Al Salam Bank has announced the opening of its educational mock-up branch at the Canadian School Bahrain (CSB), the first certified BC Curriculum school in Bahrain, as part of its Junior Banking Programme.
The one-of-a-kind initiative aims to provide Grade 5 and 6 students essential financial literacy skills in order to develop a solid foundation of knowledge, by embedding a heightened awareness of financial responsibility and equipping students with core life skills in the likes of the basics of money management and healthy saving habits.
At the end of the programme, the students will be taken on a tour of one of Al Salam Bank’s branches to witness firsthand the ins and outs of branch operations, and receive a participation certificate from the Bank.
Abby Saadeh, Canadian School Bahrain Principal, said, “The programme is currently available for elementary students, with plans to increase the number of graduates of this program across all academic levels by gradually introducing it to intermediate and secondary level students.”
Mahmood Qannati, Head of Marketing and Communication at Al Salam Bank revealed, “Al Salam Bank representatives will ensure that the students are provided with the support and guidance needed for them to gain a comprehensive and integrated educational experience, and we look forward to expanding this programme to other educational institutions in the Kingdom in the future.”
This initiative comes in line with the Bank’s Brand DNA Guiding Pillar, ‘Inspire our People’, which is driven by the Bank’s human desire to make a difference in the lives of its people and the greater community.