Makati Christian Academy turns kids into entrepreneurs

ELEMENTARY students from the Light of the World Christian Academy of Makati (CAM) got a head start in running an online business through a series of art workshops and online sales of their handcrafted works of art via Facebook.

On the occasion of CAM’s National Arts Month with the theme: “Sining ng Pag-asa”, the live sales event dubbed “BazART” served as a fundraiser to purchase school supplies for affected families by Typhoon Odette in Brgy. San Jose, Surigao City and Brgy. Kanihaan, Libjo, Dinagat Island.

The artwork was created by students in pre-K through 4th grade during CAM’s Arts Month week. Student Maria Anne Toni Serrano said: “The ‘FB’ live selling exercise was a fantastic experience for me…[It taught me to be good at producing handcrafted products; most important, it helped me develop skills] for business.”

After five hours of online sales, CAM collected a total of 38,000 pesos from the sale of 90 student works.

“We believe that every child should understand and experience entrepreneurship from an early age,” said Hiyasmin Nadal, Director of CAM. “Not everyone will become an entrepreneur, but selling online teaches hard and soft skills essential for everyday life…essential to preparing young learners for their 21st century lives.”

Currently, CAM offers an introduction to entrepreneurship as part of the Accounting Business Management (ABM) stream at the graduate level – a college preparatory course – where students learn from developing a business plan, feasibility study, marketing and product testing. , launch and sale.

“By experiencing selling online, students learn lessons such as perseverance, hard work, self-confidence, financial literacy and problem solving,” Nadal continued. “[The activity encouraged] to develop an entrepreneurial spirit, while inculcating the innovation, creative entrepreneurship and social responsibility that we strongly advocate… in CAM.

The intentional integration of entrepreneurship into the CAM curriculum is key to empowering children to confidently face challenges in the future. The school’s vision is to ensure that lessons are instilled in students, especially during the pandemic, an important time to take action and make a difference to help those less fortunate.

“Our mission is to produce godly leaders, believing that each student is the workmanship of God, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared beforehand for them, according to Ephesians 2:10”, concluded Nadal.

The CAM is now open for registration from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. For all enquiries, contact Marwyn Santos on 0917-5906745 or email: [email protected]

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