Kuala Lumpur, 19 September 2019 – The Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC) is honoured to receive the prestigious award once again from the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA), as Best Islamic Wealth Management Qualification 2019 for our Shariah Registered Financial Planner Programme and GIFA Championship Award (Advocacy) 2019 for the Council’s nationwide public literacy programme. The award ceremony was held at The Westin in Cape Town, South Africa. The award honours MFPC, whom, in addition to achieving outstanding progress in Shariah Financial Planning education, is making a significant and lasting social impact for youths through the Council’s free ‘My Money & Me’ financial literacy programme.
Vincent Kwo Shih Kang, President of Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC) said, ‘It is a great honour to receive the Best Islamic Wealth Management Qualification 2019 and the GIFA Championship Award (Advocacy) 2019. Having been the recipient of the award for four years, it goes to show our commitment to ensuring that the quality of our programme is relevant in the market. At the heart of the matter, Shariah RFP is actively evolving, including timely updates and changing percentage of the content in line with the development of Islamic finance in the world. Our next goal which is in the pipeline is accessible, affordable and flexible learning opportunities of our programmes through a Learning Management System (LMS).
To date, we have partnered with various stakeholders in the finance spectrum to provide good education and partnerships for the goals which is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), SDGs 4 and SDGs 17. Central to MFPC’s existence is collaborations with relevant agencies, mapping a way forward for Malaysians to be beneficiaries of the session. We hope these contributions will ensure the populace will be able to better manage their income, savings, investments and plan for the unintended through acquiring basic financial literacy knowledge.
MFPC has conducted financial literacy workshops in most of the states in peninsular Malaysia in the year 2019 which was specifically targeted for the youths. Through these sessions, we have discoursed pertinent knowledge on financial literacy that youths should embody to be competitively able and empowered to manage their finances despite challenges of the 21st century volatilities. Our ability to deliver game-changing initiatives for financial literacy education was made possible with a gamification application. Our key goal at our My Money & Me session is to provide solutions to the cost of living challenges by adopting financial planning methods. For details of our next session, log on to https://1st.mfpc.org.my/PublicEventRegistration/83