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The Lahore Stock Exchange holds Campus Outreach Program

The Lucas Economics Society arranged a workshop by the Lahore Stock Exchange as part of the LSE Campus Outreach Program.

The program, under the broader Financial Literacy Initiative, has been launched by the LSE in collaboration with South Asian Federation of Exchange (SAFE) with the Jang group as its media partner. The basic goal of the FLI Campus Outreach Program is to enhance youngsters’ understanding of financial products and concepts, their ability, and confidence to appreciate financial risks and opportunities to make informed choices, to know where to go for help, and to prepare today’s youth for better understanding of the economic/financial affairs affecting them.

As a part of this initiative, the LSE will be conducting on-campus educational sessions, followed  by practical exposure of students to the financial products/services through visits/interactions with financial institutions and encouraging participation in the financial system through games and internship programs.

The overall objective of the Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI) is to promote the financial skills and the knowledge of citizens, and to support the agenda for the broader financial inclusion in societies.

It was a workshop based on three sessions. The first two sessions were conducted on 1 and 3 October 2012 at FCC. The third session required a visit to Lahore Stock Exchange on 26 February, 2013.

Around 35 students had registered for this workshop which turned out to be successful in conveying its message, since many students seemed interested in investing in the stock market in the future.

The Lucas Economics Society arranged for the visit to the Lahore Stock Exchange for the completion of the workshop of Campus Outreach Program FLI on 26 February 2013. Although around 35 students had been registered for this workshop, but almost 50 students agreed to join in for this informative session.

After a formal session, a tea had been arranged by Lahore Stock Exchange after which students were shown how the stock market gets updated within seconds. The process of sale and purchase of shares was also explained. At the end of the session, Dr Hafiz Rizwan Ahmed, Adviser LES, was presented by a souvenir by the Lahore Stock Exchange.