Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI) and the Department of Education (DepEd) renewed their partnership to roll out the “Basa, Bilang” project, which seeks to develop the reading and math skills of Kindergarten to Grade 3 learners using curriculum-based videos.
The partnership also offers the 10-12 month certificate course Program for Inclusive and Innovative Master Educators (PRIME) for teachers in the primary grades.
“We are eager, excited and hopeful to reach more, teach more and help DepEd improve learning outcomes among Filipino children, especially in reading comprehension and mathematics,” said KCFI president and executive director Rina Lopez Bautista.
The agreement also paves the way for the donation of educational videos for senior high schools ravaged by calamity and armed conflict, as well as the implementation of the “Edukalidad sa Kalamidad,” an alternative learning intervention program providing KnowledgeTV materials and adjusted Knowledge Channel programming, plus psychological and educational assistance to Filipino learners in cases of emergencies.
KCFI and DEpEd have partnered through the years to bridge learning gaps among five million learners in more than 8,000 public schools and alternative learning system centers in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, Education Sec. Leonor Magtolis Briones said that “learners today learn many things outside the DepEd sphere of influence,” adding “it’s good to have Knowledge Channel which shares information, facts and data,” adding that “it’s also a good thing the two education pillars are working together especially in the curriculum so that the level of expertise of Knowledge Channel and DepEd will be harmoniously blended for the benefit of the learners.”
KCFI is the only non-profit organization in the country that develops and provides access to DepEd K-12 curriculum-based education videos on-air via Knowledge Channel and other ABS-CBN platforms, online through www.knowledgechannel.org and youtube.com/knowledgechannelorg and offline through the KnowledgeTV and in the portable media library provided to schools that takes its teacher training.
For more information on KCFI, visit www.knowledgechannel.org or follow @kchonline on Twitter and @knowledgechannel on Facebook.