Last year, I was invited to play at Praxis in Makati. At first, I was not keen on playing because I thought it would be boring, but when I sat on the table, as the game progresses, it was engaging as you gain money and investments on the side while you roll the dice. It was the best game of my life as I emerged one of the board winners. I remember earning 97K+.
Recently, I got an invite to play again, this time at the new Praxis Financial Gym. It is located at the Ground Floor, same building. I played it fair enough, but since I came late. I didnt win the game. It was just as exciting as before. After the board game, it made me realize that I really have to invest in the future, in case something happen to me. The Praxis Gameplay helps you manage your personal finances.
Only 2% of more than 100 million Filipinos are financially literate, according to a World Bank study. This means that 98 million Filipinos are not skilled in making smart money decisions.
Mastering money is critical especially at this time when we are faced with the rising prices of commodities and a weakened peso.
Although the world of money can be difficult to understand, there is one activity that can serve as both an entertaining and learning experience to teach people how to effectively manage their money to prepare for their own financial freedom. This is aptly called Praxis.
Praxis was developed in Singapore, a financial literacy solution that focuses on enabling financial literacy and education through a Gameplay. This unique and effective engagement and learning tool is now being utilized in educational institutions, financial services companies, government organizations and other leading companies in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines with more coming soon.
Praxis can be customized to its specific audience, whether for students as part of their class, for companies’ employee wellness programs, or for financial institutions’ recruitment and training sessions or for their sales and customer engagement.
Each Praxis Gameplay is facilitated by a certified Game Master directing its flow and announcing realistic “Breaking News” such as health scares, drastic changes in stock prices, and other news bits players need to make decision about their money.
“We’d like more people to visit the Praxis Financial Gym to help in promoting financial literacy by letting them experience financial challenges and learn critical information that will help them fulfill their financial dreams,” says Mari-an Albert, Praxis Philippines CEO.
Mari-an believes that Praxis will help people in more ways than one. “Just like in a regular gym where customers can access trainers to guide them on their workouts, here, at the Praxis financial gym, licensed financial advisers can partner with Praxis to guide people and help master money. This gym tones your money muscles for life.”