BISX Visits Schools As A Part Of Financial Literacy Tour

Wed, May 15th 2024, 11:38 AM

During the week of 18 March 2024 The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) visited 3 schools to engage with students on financial literacy. BISX spent these sessions speaking about saving,investing and financial literacy. The three schools visited were St. Augustine’s College, Doris JohnsonSenior High School and CR Walker Senior High School.

Doris Johnson Grade 12 student Shamar Lewis stated: “The presentation by BISX was incrediblyproductive and informative. The team demonstrated a deep understanding of the Bahamian market andfinancial reports. The discussions were engaging and focused on finding solutions to improve ourunderstanding of investing. Overall the meeting left us feeling confident and motivated to work towardsour financial goals.” 

Mrs Miriam Martin teacher at Doris Johnson noted: “On behalf of the students of DJSH, I wish to thankBISX for the seminar they hosted. The students enjoyed the interactive and informative presentations onfinancial literacy. Financial literacy is important because it ensures that they have the information tomake wise, responsible decisions which will benefit them both today and in the years to come. “ 

Mrs. Dawn Woodside-Johnson a teacher of St. Augustine’s College remarked: “It is very important foryoung adults to understand the importance of Financial Literacy because it's a lifelong skill and practicethat must be put in place no matter what occupation they choose to pursue. Financial literacy empowersstudents to see the importance of saving and investing and the various ways in which they can do thesame. The presentation has encouraged our students to save for a rainy day and for eventualities likecovid and hurricanes. The students enjoyed the presentation and gifts and we welcome the presentersto come back any time to impart their knowledge on this very important topic again. I applaud BISX andtheir partners on this initiative and a job well done.”

BISX Marketing Manager Elude Sturrup concluded: “BISX as an organization has never turned down anopportunity to speak to an educational institution. However, this year we took a much more focusedapproach to arranging these visits to ensure that more schools were able to connect with BISX. We alsofocused on finding new ways to engage with students including gifts for teachers as a thank you for thetremendous work that they do as well as small gifts to the students to encourage them to participate.Next academic year we hope to take our Financial Literacy tour to at least one other island in TheBahamas.” 

During the week of 18 March 2024 The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) visited 3
schools to engage with students on financial literacy. BISX spent these sessions speaking about saving,
investing and financial literacy. The three schools visited were St. Augustine’s College, Doris Johnson
Senior High School and CR Walker Senior High School.
Doris Johnson Grade 12 student Shamar Lewis stated: “The presentation by BISX was incredibly
productive and informative. The team demonstrated a deep understanding of the Bahamian market and
financial reports. The discussions were engaging and focused on finding solutions to improve our
understanding of investing. Overall the meeting left us feeling confident and motivated to work towards
our financial goals.” 
Mrs Miriam Martin teacher at Doris Johnson noted: “On behalf of the students of DJSH, I wish to thank
BISX for the seminar they hosted. The students enjoyed the interactive and informative presentations on
financial literacy. Financial literacy is important because it ensures that they have the information to
make wise, responsible decisions which will benefit them both today and in the years to come. “ 
Mrs. Dawn Woodside-Johnson a teacher of St. Augustine’s College remarked: “It is very important for
young adults to understand the importance of Financial Literacy because it's a lifelong skill and practice
that must be put in place no matter what occupation they choose to pursue. Financial literacy empowers
students to see the importance of saving and investing and the various ways in which they can do the
same. The presentation has encouraged our students to save for a rainy day and for eventualities like
covid and hurricanes. The students enjoyed the presentation and gifts and we welcome the presenters
to come back any time to impart their knowledge on this very important topic again. I applaud BISX and
their partners on this initiative and a job well done.”
BISX Marketing Manager Elude Sturrup concluded: “BISX as an organization has never turned down an
opportunity to speak to an educational institution. However, this year we took a much more focused
approach to arranging these visits to ensure that more schools were able to connect with BISX. We also
focused on finding new ways to engage with students including gifts for teachers as a thank you for the
tremendous work that they do as well as small gifts to the students to encourage them to participate.
Next academic year we hope to take our Financial Literacy tour to at least one other island in The
Bahamas.” 
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