FINCO Volunteer: Nur’i

Financial industry volunteers play a vital role in FINCO’s programmes, supporting teachers in providing students with exposure and opportunities to practice English, as well as providing guidance and insights on planning for the future. Read more about what Eddy had to say about his volunteering experience with FINCO.

Ms. Nur’i Lim
Citi Malaysia

Coming from a small town in Sabah I understood the importance of an education from a very young age. English wasn’t spoken by most of my students but I was fortunate that I grew up in an English speaking household as it has helped to shape my career. My hope is that I can share my experience so that others understand the importance of learning. The younger generation are the leaders of the future and, by volunteering, I wanted to play a small part in shaping their character. In order to make the storytelling session fun I practiced beforehand and also used props to help tell the story. I was really pleased that the students were very engaged and really opened up and that my session gave them the courage to speak up. My advice to those wanting to volunteer is to come with an open mind and a willingness to teach and learn from students.

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As a FINCO Mentor, I hope to encourage more youths to join the financial services industry and consider a role in investment banking in particular. Investment banks enable nation building and wealth creation by connecting capital with companies. I aim to share my knowledge and experience to inspire our youths and help them achieve their potential, anchored in the right values and sustainability-first thinking, to become the next generation leaders who will propel us into the future.

En. Fad’l Mohamed, FINCO Director, Deputy Chairman, Malaysian Investment Banking Association (MIBA) and CEO, Maybank Investment Bank

As a volunteer mentor, we were tasked to guide students to produce a resume based on the requirements of the workshop. Not all of the students had access to a laptop and regular internet connectivity. Many crafted their resumes on their phones or via pen and paper. This was one of the reasons why the workshop was conducted via WhatsApp. It was definitely an unforgettable experience for me and in the process, I too learnt about the challenges that the students faced and developed a greater appreciation for the work that FINCO does.

Ms. Hui-Yi Kho, Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad

It was truly a humbling experience to see how appreciative the children were having the volunteers around to guide them with the activities. The outdoor learning session gives the children a broader opportunity to explore their creativity in solving problems, learning new vocabulary as well as honing teamwork skills. Though some were shy and timid, most of them warmed up to the volunteers instantaneously and were playing proactive roles in the tasks given. They were not afraid to ask questions even if they had to take their time to form a proper English sentence. As a volunteer who has always had a keen interest in education, it gives me immense joy facilitating the children in completing their task and ending the session with ”Yay, we did it. Good job everyone!”.

Ms. Scholastica Maria, Group Events & Corporate Social Responsibility department, AmBank