Reading and Writing Competition

As part of the country’s 2020 National Education Week, the VM Foundation launched a reading and writing competition to encourage reading habits, to spark creativity and provide positive engagement. The competition invited children from 8 to 16 years old to submit four-minute videos of themselves reading their original stories for a chance to win VMBS savings account gift certificates.

All 100 qualifying entries posted on the VM Group’s Facebook page each received a $1,000 gift voucher. Six winners were selected by an independent voting process in 2 age group categories of 8 to 12 years and 13 to 16 years.

Also, in keeping with VM’s focus on financial education, the Foundation hosted a three-day financial literacy session for all entrants that exposed students to financial education concepts such as saving, budgeting, and investing.