Knowledge Channel celebrates 18 years by donating educational kits to schools in Laguna

Knowledge Channel, the first and only curriculum-based educational TV channel in the Philippines, marked its 18th broadcast anniversary by gifting 18 public schools in Laguna with multimedia kits last December.

Representatives of Knowledge Channel, and the Department of Education with students from Sta. Rosa, Laguna

The 18 multimedia kits, each of which includes a 48-inch TV set, a speaker set, and a Knowledge Channel portable media library, were given to representatives of the school in the Department of Education (DepEd) division headquarters in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Teachers at each of the schools will also be trained to maximize the use of multimedia in the classroom through LEEP or Learning Effectively through Enhanced and Evidence-based Pedagogies, a teacher-training program developed with Dr. Fe Hidalgo, former Secretary of the Department of Education, which Knowledge Channel has employed in its previous beneficiary schools.

Students from Sta. Rosa, Laguna, perform during the turnover ceremony

According to Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc.’s (KCFI) president Rina Lopez Bautista, partnerships with local government institutions across the country help Knowledge Channel in achieving its mission to uplift the quality of education of Filipino learners through curriculum-based videos, online games, multimedia resources, and professional development programs for teachers and education leaders.

“With the support of private institutions, civic organizations, schools and LGUs like Sta. Rosa, KCFI can definitely reach more and teach more learners,” she said.

Marlo Mortel engages a student in “Knowledge on the Go”

Dr. Ronaldo Cambel, Principal of Sta. Rosa Elementary School Central II, expressed thanks on behalf of DepEd Sta. Rosa. “We are extremely grateful to Knowledge Channel Foundation for supporting the education of Filipinos nationwide. The help that you continue to extend to us is a great help to the Department of Education.”

As an added surprise, Knowledge Channel host Marlo Mortel did a live version of educational trivia game Knowledge on the Go, which is also a program that airs on Knowledge Channel daily, and performed a song requested by the audience. Assorted breads and products from Gardenia and gift bags from Knowledge Channel were also given to attendees.

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