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Guess who got an early Christmas treat?
Last November 16, Colayco Foundation conducted a whole-day financial seminar at EDNAS School. In the morning, a workshop for students and parents was given to elementary (Grade 1 to 6) students and their parents. Mr. Armand Bengco (Tito Armand to the kids) facilitated the entire session.
Kids enjoying Mr. Bengco's humor
Candid moment with the kids
The students went to their respective classrooms and were given a series of fun-filled activities to do. All activities were grounded on three important money matters: saving, spending, and sharing. Grade 1 to 3 students painted their own piggy banks, identified their needs and wants, and made paper planes with their realizations written on it.
The kids showing off their work
On the other hand, Grade 4 to 6 students shared ways to save and the things their parents buy, created a tableaux of how to share what they have, and (like their younger counterparts) made paper planes with their learnings on it.
While the kids were enjoying the different money-matter activities, Mr. Bengco conducted a financial management workshop for the parents. He taught them the basics of proper personal finance and techniques on how parents can apply these to their children. He also introduced various investment opportunities for the parents to consider, especially when it comes to family-related financial goals.
After two hours, the students were brought back to the gymnasium and released their paper plans!
Mr. Bengco with an EDNAS student at the Pera Game
The luster and excitement in the morning session continued in the afternoon. This time, the session was for grade 7 to 4th year high school students. Mr. Bengco once again facilitated the session. He emphasized to the students the importance of four financial activities they need to do in their age: saving, spending, sharing, and growing. While they are already familiar with the basics, Mr. Bengco encouraged them to get into activities that will help them make money.
Aside from the lecture, the students engaged in a series of funducational activities. The first was the Pera Game, where the students were made to guess the historical figures on the peso bills. They were rewarded the bill if they guessed it right.
The second activity involved the students writing down the amount of everything that they brought and have on during the session. They identified how much these are in order to know how much they are worth. At the end of the activity, Mr. Bengco emphasized that it’s not what they own that determines their self-worth, but who they are inside!
To close the session, the students were given Freedom Tags where they will draw or write down what they learned throughout the session. They hung these at the specified spots and enjoyed gazing at their wonderful works:
Overall, the entire event was a success. Mr. Bengco reminded all the students that the path to wealth is not impossible to achieve. Even a young person can already start walking to it in order to not just live one’s preferred lifestyle but to be a good influence to others!
Want to have a financial blowout this Christmas for your company, school, or organization? Then let us help you. Just call 637-3731 or 637-3741 and look for Mr. James Gonzales.
by: Art Ladaga
A week ago, super typhoon Yolanda ravaged many parts of the country. Homes and other structures were reduced to rubble. Many lives were lost, washed away by the colossal floods brought about by the continuous rain. And survivors were left with almost nothing, struggling to ask for help in numerous kinds. Thankfully, various donations kept pouring in from the local and international community even now.
As the relief operations continue, a lot if issues and perspectives have surfaced. From the Filipino’s resiliency up to the country’s typhoon mitigation system, a lot of people have raised their thoughts on the event. But if one were to really assess the situation, what can on really obtain from such an experience?
Mr. Armand Bengco, Executive Director of the Colayco Foundation for Education, identified three major lessons from the typhoon:
1. Calamities will come.Natural disasters will always be there. Even with sophisticated equipment, predicting the weather only serves to warn of impending danger. Thus, it’s necessary to be ready.
2. Mindset gets you through. What good is knowledge if you do not have the right attitude to face impending dangers? The capacity to hold on is what helps you get through the toughest tempests of life, especially the natural ones.
3. Action in the midst of danger: Mr. Bengco identifies 5 R’s to remember during a calamity.
Calamities will always come. It affects everyone, regardless if one is rich or poor. In the end, the one who lives on is the one with the will to persist and the decisiveness to act accordingly. Do you have it in you? And can you be the exemplar to your fellow countrymen, in the midst of the rubble that lies before you?
*Art Ladaga is the current Programs Development Officer of the Colayco Foundation for Education
Scared to take the ride to wealth? The truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way!
Colayco Foundation presents INVESTability: Mutual Funds on November 23. Mutual funds are are private companies that pool together money from different investors and invest it in various investments like stocks, government securities, and others (depending on the fund’s objective). Because of its simplicity and affordability, Mr. Francisco Colayco calls it “the great democratizer of investing.” Any ordinary income-earner can invest in it even without any investing experience at all. With just P5,000, you can start investing with any of the mutual fund companies in the country. Although returns are not guaranteed, historical returns range from 6%-20%, significantly higher than the current inflation rate!
Go for wealth this Yuletide season! To know more about mutual funds and how it can help you in your journey to wealth, join us in our upcoming seminar, Investability: Mutual Funds. For more details, check out the link here!
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