The emergency education assistance program will allow children to continue to learn despite calamities and disastersWITH support from the Department of Education (DepEd), children who are unable to go to school because of calamities like the Taal Volcano eruption can now continue to learn as SKY Cable and Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) will set up “EduKalidad sa Kalamidad,” an emergency education assistance program that will include the provision of TV sets that can play educational materials in evacuation centers.
The SKY and KCFI initiative, in partnership with DepEd, will include a Gift of Knowledge package which comes with a multimedia television set, an external hard drive with more than 1,500 educational videos and over 1,000 digital resources of curriculumbased lessons in K-12. These will be distributed to seven evacuation centers in Batangas and Cavite.
“We aim to give the muchneeded assistance to our young learners and make them feel that their education is cared for despite their current situation,” SKY president and chief operating officer March Ventosa said.
Aside from the Gift of Knowledge packages, KCFI will also provide psychosocial support and training to the teachers in evacuation centers.
By working closely with DepEd, SKY and KCFI aim to bring the emergency education program not only to evacuation centers in Taal but also to temporary learning spaces and other evacuation sites across the country.
DepED and KCFI have also partnered in producing educational videos that will be part of the emergency education program. In the meantime, KCFI has activated its Knowledge Channel Emergency Education Programming, or KCEEP, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday to cater to learners affected by calamities.