Alan Supnet of SKY Cable Corporation (4th from left) leads the turnover of SKYdirect kits, with (l-r) Dino Cuyag of DepEd, Judith Alberca of Bulacao Elementary School, student Jersey Anne Cabañero and Doris Nuval of Knowledge Channel Students in Talisay City, Cebu have gained access to Knowledge Channel’s educational shows through the donation of SKYdirect kits, SKY Cable Corporation’s direct-tohome (DTH) TV service.
Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) and SKY officially turned over the SKYdirect kits in a ceremony held at Bulacao Elementary School, where SKY Cable marketing head Alan Supnet, Knowledge Channel head of access and community engagement Doris Nuval and Department of Education ICT coordinator Dino Cuyag were present.
Supnet said that Knowledge Channel’s vision to enrich the learning experience of Filipino students inspired SKY to create a long-term impact to far-flung schools that rely on Knowledge Channel’s curriculum-based programming
“With SKYdirect, we are able to help achieve Knowledge Channel’s vision to nurture the Filipino students’ potential, especially in public schools in far- flung areas, where tools such as modern media are still rare even today,” he said.
The beneficiaries Knowledge Channel and SKY have chosen in Cebu were resourcestrapped and low-performing public schools located in areas that couldn’t be reached by cable TV signal transmission just like in previous efforts in the past year.