Metrobank Fun Savers Club (FSC) facilitated fun activities for the country’s young math geniuses through its Be an Entrepreneur and Save for Tomorrow (B.E.S.T) program. Winners of the 2017 Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge (MMC) National Finals enjoyed a series of hands-on learning sessions that were designed to empower children by helping them develop entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.
B.E.S.T. aims to encourage kids to start earning even at their early age and develop the habit to save their earnings. Metrobank FSC offers a special savings account for children and teens under 18. Initial deposit requirement is P500, while at least P4,000 worth of balance is entitled to earn annual interest. To further entice children to open an account, exclusive discounts and privileges from the program’s partner establishments are also offered for FSC members.
Included in the recent B.E.S.T. program were activities facilitated by the Center for Culinary Arts, Manila (CCA). Under the supervision of seasoned chefs from the center, the math geniuses were taught the basics of baking cookies as well as the knowledge to create a business plan for their possible cookie businesses.
Earlier this year, Metrobank announced the national finalists for its annual MMC. The math geniuses (comprising of Grade 6 and Grade 10 students) outperformed almost 600,000 students from various public and private schools nationwide by showcasing their mathematical competence in individual and team categories during the entire duration of the challenge.
Part of the cash prize awarded to the MMC winners was deposited to their own special savings accounts at Metrobank FSC.
MMC, now on its 16th year, remains as the most widely participated math competition for elementary and high school students in the country. Some of the past MMC winners also won international math competitions.