Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, October 12, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Kuwait Finance House (KFH), the leading regional Islamic bank lends a hand in creating a financially secure future for 102 schoolchildren from Shah Alam as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative under Bank Negara’s school adoption program.
Students from three secondary schools involved – SMK Seksyen 7, Sekolah Agama Menegah Tinggi (SAMT) Tengku Ampuan Jemaah and SMJK (C) Chung Hwa – participated in this 2-day program where they learned about financial literacy and social entrepreneurship from MoneyTree. This CSR initiative serves to equip students with skills that will help them succeed in life later on, an invaluable investment by KFH in these youths, our future leaders.
Students were required to submit executive summaries on business ideas which will then be shortlisted and presented to the panel of judges. Winning teams from each school received RM3,000 for the school development fund from KFH to execute the idea. These ideas proposed centered on improving the lives of fellow students and equipping the school with better facilities.
T.P. Goh, a student of SMJK (C) Chung Hwa is happy to have had the opportunity to join this program and felt that she has learnt a lot from it. Another student, Nur Hidayah from SAMT Tengku Ampuan Jemaah expresses her gratitude to KFH as she has now gained a headstart in planning for her future and wishes that this program would be conducted again.