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KFI Global Wins International Award for Best Financial Literacy Project for Schools – News

The UAE-based education company specializes in teaching teens and young adults how to make smarter financial decisions.

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Published: Tue, Jun 7, 2022 10:55 PM

Last update: Tue, Jun 7, 2022 10:58 PM

KFI Global, a UAE-based education company that specializes in teaching teens and young adults how to make smarter financial decisions, was awarded Best Financial Education Project for Schools by the Money Awareness and Inclusion Awards (MAIA) 2022, May 31, 2022. .

“We received 150 high-quality entries from around the world for these inaugural awards, and so for KFI Global to win this award is an impressive achievement. Our judging panel includes academics, influencers, fintech entrepreneurs and journalists, who all care deeply that financial literacy will spread faster across the world, to reduce inequality and encourage advancement. The winners they have selected are the best financial literacy projects in the world in different categories” , said Michael Gilmore, founder of MAIA.

“The judges were particularly impressed with the hybrid model employed by KFI Global, using corporate sustainability sponsorships to reach students with a valuable message they would not otherwise receive, on the understanding that no service or product is pushed, and indeed teaching about predatory marketing and how to avoid it,” Gilmore said.

Marilyn Pinto, Founder of KFI Global, said, “We are honored and grateful for MAIA’s recognition and award. Our model involves the entire ecosystem – schools, parents and financial institutions, so that it becomes a vision shared by all stakeholders who have a vested interest in the future and success of students.

“We would like to thank the Dubai Islamic Bank for partnering with us and helping us develop this initiative. We would also like to thank the management of all participating schools in the United Arab Emirates for entrusting us with the crucial task of financially empowering students. We would like to dedicate this award to all of our students. —