Members of the KCFI board of trustees led by Rina Lopez-Bautista, Carlo L. Katigbak, Cory Vidanes, Atty. Maria Amina Amado, Edric Calma and Danie SedillaCruz with DepEd representatives and school officials in RizalWith the aim of deepening grassroots partnerships with public schools, six members of the board of trustees of Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) visited two partner schools in Morong, Rizal recently.
The whole-day immersive experience gave the board members an opportunity to observe, interact and commune with Department of Education supervisors, heads of different schools in Morong, and the principals, students and teachers of Bombongan Elementary School and Yapak Elementary School.
The group made its first stop in Bombongan Elementary School, where all 13 classrooms have access to Knowledge Channel through a digital satellite receiver or DSR donated to them in 2011. Each board member was paired with a KCFI employee and assigned a classroom where they observed teacherstudent interactions with the use of Knowledge Channel.
A discussion followed between the board members and principals as well as a presentation of school achievements from Bernie Tolosa, a teacher at Bombongan Elementary School.
Yapak Elementary School in the mountains of Rizal was the next stop. The school’s six classrooms have on-demand access to Knowledge Channel via external hard drive for its 100 students.
The KCFI board members spent some time observing classes and interacting with the teachers, students and community members.
The visit was capped off with a debrief conducted by Ateneo de Manila professor PJ Mariano-Capistrano and photo ops with the students and teachers of Yapak Elementary School. (Story/Photos by: Michael Ramos)