In 1993, UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) inaugurated October 5th as World Teachers’ Day, a day to celebrate teachers and the central role they play in guiding children, youths & adults through the life-long learning process.
To contribute to the growth and development of the teaching profession in the country as well as to publicly express appreciation to mentors, both active and retired, Teachers’ Month Campaign (TMC) was conceived on July 2008 by the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), De La Salle Philippines (DLSP), Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), and Campaigns Social Response (CSR), with the special participation of the Department of Education (DepEd) and the support of key business institutions.
The TMC was launched once again in 2009 during the Metrobank’s 47th anniversary celebrations last September 4, 2009, highlighted by the awarding of this year’s Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teachers. It will culminate on October 5 which is World Teachers’ Day. The theme is “My Teacher, My Hero!
To help commemorate the event, First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI) is waiving the sales load for all mutual fund investments of teachers from October 1 to 31 2009. The special promo enhances the Save and Learn Monthly Investment Program that is currently helping teachers to save small regular amounts in the FAMI-managed mutual funds.
Our goal in FAMI is to make investments for the small investors, especially the teachers, as painless and yet as profitable as possible. FAMI is a subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corp., the biggest investment house in the country, and part of the Metrobank Group of Companies.