KUALA LUMPUR: Be$MART, a maiden financial literacy programme for the youths, was recently launched by CIMB Foundation in order to provide fundamental financial management skills.
This programme aims to provide fundamental financial management skills to prepare them for life’s journey and to lessen the growing number of bankrupt youths today, CIMB noted in a media statement yesterday on the programme launch.
Be$MART is a specially curated two-day workshop for pre-university students and undergraduates, and will be held nation-wide over the next few years. The workshop is designed to be engaging and entertaining as it combines interactive lectures with fun simulative games.
“Through the Be$MART programme, CIMB Foundation aims to leave a legacy of well-informed and educated youths who are well-equipped in managing their finances for themselves and become exemplary models for future generations.
“Leveraging on the financial expertise of CIMB Group, a leading Asean universal bank, CIMB Foundation is proud to have curated a holistic financial literacy programme to facilitate the development of the communities we serve in.
“We recognise that today’s youth will play an integral part of shaping the country’s future and therefore it is important for them to understand how best they can take ownership of their finances and be financially independent.” said Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin, Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Foundation.
Feedbacks from the participants found the programme to be impactful as they are now more aware now on the importance to have a purpose for money; and how, armed with the right knowledge, habits and mindset, they can manage their finances and achieve financial independence.
Modules of the Be$MART programme cover a wide range of money management lessons such as delayed gratification, goal setting with Financial IQ, Risk Assessment & Profiling, Property Investment, Debt Management, Financial Lifestyle Changes, Unit Trust Investments, Wealth Multiplier Lifestyle, Budgeting and Tracking, Share Investments, Financial & Investment Planning and Identifying Scams.
The Be$MART programme is fully-financed by CIMB Foundation and higher-learning institutions that would like to organise the programme at their institution should contact CIMB Foundation (+603-2261 8859)
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