Kuala Lumpur: A team of four students made YPC International College very proud when they emerged champions in the “Amazing Nettworth Movement Race 2019” that took place recently in six states in Malaysia.
The winning team comprising three final year Bachelor of E-Business (Hons) students and one final year Bachelor of Multimedia Computing student walked home with RM10, 000 cash, one-year mentorship and a trophy after defeating more than 80 students from other universities.
YPC students, Chaw Han Sheng, Lickson Ho, Chong Gin Onn and Naavin A/L Nadarajah, were pronounced winners for having skillfully played the Nettworth mobile game, managed their finance well as they did not go bankrupt and also won in the physical tasks such as finding places and bus tickets.
Meanwhile, Kolej Damansara Utama University College (KDU) took the second place and the third went to International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) while MAHSA Prima International College (MAHSA) was in the fourth position.
The competition was built around the Nettworth App, which is a mobile game designed to teach the youths about financial literacy.
YPC Principal, Datuk Dr. Noel Robert congratulated the students for their high spirit of excellence, enthusiasm, and stamina to stay competent at all levels.
” In collaboration with our university partner Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU, UK), YPC strives to equip its students with up-to-date knowledge, communication skills, team work skills, and management skills that prepare them to become international citizens, able and ready to work anywhere and in any condition or situation.
“YPC and JLMU produces students that are not only work-ready, but also ready to face life challenges,” he added.
15 universities participated in the live round Malaysian Amazing Nettworth Movement Race adventure. Each team received a RM12, 000 valued sponsored trip which came along with several challenges that taught them how to attain financial skills, teamwork, character building, integrity and creativity.
The participants visited 6 destinations that started from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Gambang Melaka, Taman Negara, Cameron Highlands (Pahang), Penang, and Pulau Langkawi.
Other higher learning institutions that participated in the competition included Asia Pacific University of Technology (APU), University Malaya (UM), German Malaysian Institute (GMI), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC), Multimedia University (MMU), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL MIIT), UNITAR International University, Akademik Senidan Warisan Malaysia (ASWARA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), and Kolej Universiti Poly Tech MARA (KUPTM).
Relating to the competition, the winner Chaw Han said he had learned a lot about financial literacy during the race.
“We also learnt how to work as a team to achieve our daily task. Honestly, I am excited to compete in the session two again.”
Chong Gin commented that the competition was very interesting as he had never experienced that before.
“We went to many places, travelled and had completed many tasks which we never did before. We met many friends from other universities,” he said.
Naavin said: “The entire experience of Nettworth Competition was awesome. It was not only because we emerged as the champion but more importantly we made new friends and learnt a lot about how we can move our finance in the future.”
Lickson also commented that it was not only about being the champion in the competition but more than that.
“It` s true we came out as the champion, won a trophy and cash but we also won friendship, gained experience and more.
“It was a real life challenge and an awesome experience,” he added.
The Nettworth app was developed by M&H co-founders Marcus Liew and Mr. HansSolibun Choy.
According to Marcus,parents and teachers have an ongoing problem of teaching the young about money, so why not make it into a mobile game.
“I want my children to know how to value income streams, passive income and the value of honest smart work. If they can play a mobile game to learn this, all the more power to them,” he added.
Nettworth is a fast and fun way to learn and practice financial literacy skills for the digital age. It is a fun and addictive game designed to help you teach financial literacy to your students, while keeping them engaged and motivated to practice and learn. – Malaysia World News (MWN).