SUNGAI PETANI, April 22 (Bernama) — MNRB Holdings Bhd has contributed RM20 worth of Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) unit trust each to 153 students of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kampung Kuala Sin during its signature financial literacy programme “MNRB Ringgit Savvy”.
The programme is its eight edition in conjunction with Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) Malaysian Unit Trust Week (MSAM) 2019 held at the primary school located about 40 kilometres from Sungai Petani, which only consists of 153 students from pre-school to Year 6.
MNRB president and group chief executive Mohd Din Merican said the programme was part of MNRB’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, aimed at inculcating the habit of saving at a young age as well as educating students on smart money management.
“In conjunction with MSAM 2019, we are organising two programmes for school children, one for primary and the other for secondary students to encourage them to instil a savings habit for their future.
“We are also educating them on takaful via various fun and interactive activities. This year, we chose SK Kampung Kuala Sin based on the needs to help,” he told reporters after the presentation ceremony here today.
Also present were PNB deputy president and group chief financial officer Datuk Mohd Nizam Zainordin and SK Kampung Kuala Sin senior assistant of administration, Azhar Japar @ Jaafar, who received the contribution on the school’s behalf.
Under the programme, Mohd Din said the students were introduced to “MNRB Ringgit Quest” game, a fun and active activity in which they were required to work together as a team to decide the best answers for questions related to spending habits and the importance of savings.
He said the programme is MNRB’s signature CSR programme and will be continued for the coming years in support of PNB’s effort in educating the public on money management.
MNRB is a strategic company under PNB.
Meanwhile, Nur Aishah Mohd Rizal, a Year 5 student at the school, said by being part of the exciting programme, she had learnt a lot about saving through the fun game and Boboiboy video screening.
“I have received ASNB unit trust from MNRB and am now motivated to save more money for my future,” she added.