KCFI and DepEd renew their partnership to roll out ‘Basa BilangKnowledge 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 curriculumbased videos.
The partnership also offers the 10- to 12-month certificate course Program for Inclusive and Innovative Master Educators, or 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 “EduKalidad sa Kalamidad,” an alternative learning intervention program providing Knowledge TV 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 Briones said “learners today learn many things outside the DepEd sphere of influence.” She added that “it’s good to have Knowledge Channel which shares information, facts and data.”
KCFI is the only nonprofit 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 KnowledgeTV and in the portable media library provided to schools that take its teacher training.