Shaina Magdayao (MNS Photo)

Shaina Magdayao (MNS Photo)

Actress Shaina Magdayao is exploring the world outside show business by opening a franchise of Engineering for Kids, an educational program that originated in the United States.

The course aims to introduce kids ages four to 14 to science, technology, engineering and math through a variety of workshops that would enhance their problem solving skills. Shaina, along with several business partners, launched the endeavor on April 7.

Ito ang bago kong pinagkakaabalahan. You know Shaina the actress but this is really something interesting (since) alam niyo naman gaano ako kalapit sa mga bata and at the same time, gaya nga ng sinasabi ko, showbiz is not forever dapat we should make wise investment,” she told ABS-CBN News in an interview.

The actress feels blessed to find career-driven business partners, admitting they encouraged her to make the investment.

Grabe ’yung mga business partners ko eh, mga mommies, ako lang ang walang anak. Pero they are super women talaga for me. Na-inspire nila ako to enter this (business). Tinutulungan nila ako, napakalaki na ng mundo (ko) outside of showbiz,” Shaina said.

The Kapamilya talent said one of her partners even went to the US to study the program’s curriculum, saying, “Ang laki ng potential nitong program especially ’yung generation now, pwede itong learning at the same time enjoying for kids.”

She says she is most proud of the Robotics and Electronics Game Design subjects in the program.

’Yung robotics amazing talaga kasi ’yung robots na ifo-form nu’ng kids shinip pa ’yun from US. We can’t use or create our own,” she explained.

Aside from this new venture, Shaina is also busy working on the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye “Nathaniel.”(MNS)