All parents, including me and my husband, want the best for their children. And we do not just want them to finish college, but have a bright future ahead of them. And I guess this is the reason why we carefully choose the school we want them to go to, as well as the teaching method that our children will have to go through. As the famous Holy Bible verse from Proverbs 22:6 says,
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Philippine Homeschool Conference Expo’s “From roots to wings”
Themed as “From roots to wings”, this was the main spirit of the sixth annual Philippine Homeschool Conference Expo (PHC) held at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier in Taguig City. PHC hopes to sustain the firm foundation that they have with parents by continuing to equip them with knowledge and virtues that would help them soar together.
The conference, chaired by the Homeschooling Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI) gathered some speakers including those who are more or less the country’s experts on homeschooling to share their insights on the importance and implications of homeschooling.
Among these speakers is Philam Life District Manager Eric Nicdao as he explained that while there are distinct advantages to homeschooling, it is never without a challenge:
“The cost of education for homeschooling a child is not inexpensive as others perceive it to be.”
Furthermore, he explained that this is because homeschooling requires a hands-on guidance of one of the parents at home, perhaps reducing the family’s overall income. With the increasing prices of college education, it will be really daunting to hold just one breadwinner.
Mr. Nicdao also shared why it is important to plan early for the child’s education:
As a parent myself, I understand the real-life struggles that parents go through to give the best to their children. It is, therefore, wise and even necessary to invest in a plan with guaranteed education benefits even if school-going children are still quite young. Plans like this should have the potential to grow to cope adequately with annual tuition fee hikes.”
More to the point, a parent and a child should not have to guess what the future brings. There are too many uncertainties already and having something secure and reliable allows a family to focus on learning and academic excellence rather than trying to make sure that there is a school they can afford.”
I agree with him, for all the family’s growing and never ending needs, proper budgeting is the key. This means proper budget allocation for each purpose and expenses as well.
And to help address these concerns, Philam Life launched a new educational product, the Philam Future Scholar educational plan.
Future Scholar offers guaranteed education benefits and long term growth potential through access to expertly-managed funds. The plan will proceed without the demand to pay future payments should the payor pass out or suffer total and lasting impairment or disability.
It is to these concerns that Philam Life’s Future Scholar plan focuses with its guaranteed educational benefits and unique features available like making life insurance coverage for parents or premium adjustments in times of great need.
To learn more about Future Scholar, please visit http://www.philamlife.com.