Octa sponsors high-level teaching material and covers IGCSE exam fees for students from Ideas Academy
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA -
Media OutReach - 16 October 2023 - The international brokerage service Octa sponsored the Cambridge curriculum IGCSE exam fees for 16 students of Malaysia's Ideas Academy. Not only that—to prepare these students for the exams, their teachers naturally need to use the latest versions of textbooks. That is where Octa came in once again by also sponsoring the purchase of these new Cambridge textbooks.
The students are expected to pass the exams in the following subjects: English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, ICT, business studies, accounting, and economics. Each student needs to pass at least 5 subjects. The exams are planned to take place in Autumn 2023.
Ideas Academy's motto is 'Education for All'. It is their mission to ensure that every child between 12 and 18 years of age receives a strong secondary educational foundation. In turn, this would allow them to become confident, responsible, and successful adults. Ideas Academy provides high-quality, affordable, virtual education combined with physical classes for students in Kuala Lumpur, and Octa pushed to become a frequent partner in the organisation's endeavours.
Since 2012, Ideas Academy has been providing holistic secondary education, based on the IGCSE curriculum, to help students thrive. It's by far not just about aiding the mere survival of those youngsters—it is assisting them in taking their place in the world. Apart from the motto stated above, Ideas Academy's mission statement could be somewhere along these lines: 'To unlock human potential when it matters most.'
This is by far not the first time Octa and Ideas Academy collaborated on a project. Last year, for instance, the broker also covered the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum exam fees for Ideas Academy's students. Moreover, Octa supported Ideas Academy with a novel 'financial literacy' workshop format amidst a Ramadan charity project in 2023.
To commemorate Octa's 12th anniversary, the broker decided to conduct educational projects—spanning not only Malaysia, but India, Nigeria, and Indonesia, as well. In India, for instance, the broker helped with the distribution of textbooks and notebooks to 106 of the poorest of the poor among students of the Sita Rajaram Polytechnic College. On the African continent, in Nigeria, the company supported setting up eight 'Reading Corners'—another popular and effective way to disseminate appropriate and relevant literature among the youth and encourage their love for reading. In Indonesia, Octa helped to launch another 'I love Reading' literacy project—with the unique 'Library in the box' distribution system, which trains teachers to effectively manage the books and educational materials in school libraries.
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Octa is an international broker that has been providing online trading services worldwide since 2011. It offers commission-free access to financial markets and various services already utilised by clients from 180 countries who have opened more than 42 million trading accounts. Free educational webinars, articles, and analytical tools they provide help clients reach their investment goals.
The company is involved in a comprehensive network of charitable and humanitarian initiatives, including the improvement of educational infrastructure and short-notice relief projects supporting local communities.
In the APAC region, Octa received the 'Best Forex Broker Malaysia 2022' and the 'Best Global Broker Asia 2022' awards from Global Banking and Finance Review and International Business Magazine, respectively.