KCFI Jenny Panganiban (3rd from left) and Lopez Holdings volunteers (from left) Yiessa Borbon, Ea Alarcio, Carla Sison and Rosan Cruz with Bambang Elementary School principal (3rd from right)Employees of the Lopez Group of companies volunteered for Knowledge Channel’s (KCh) Teacher for a Day (TFAD) in various public schools in Pasig, Makati and Manila.
These volunteers taught fifth and sixth grade students the “4Ks ng Kaligtasan” through a two-hour module on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM). The session included video showing, singing, games, role playing, reporting and poster making. The 4Ks of safety are kaalaman (knowledge), kakayahan (skills), kahandaan (preparedness) and katatagan (resilience).
At the end of the sessions, volunteers gave out emergency whistles for the students and an emergency Kit for Community, Family and Individuals (KCFI) for the class through their adviser. KCFI is a box containing items such as a first aid medical supply, water and food that will not easily spoil, etc. which are needed for survival in cases of emergencies.
Knowledge Channel trainor Ronald Dugang trains employee volunteers STSs Jamilla Miranda FPHs Hazel Velasco and Lorenne Alejandrino Asian Eye Institute Philippines Noemi Mojares and Lara AngelssTFAD sessions were part of Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc.’s 15th anniversary campaign to involve private corporations and volunteer employees in spreading information on disaster readiness to the young learners in the public schools. KCh-produced animated videos on preparing for calamities such as floods, earthquakes, landslides and fire were also shown during the TFAD sessions.
Lopez Inc., Lopez Holdings Corp., First Philippine Holdings Corp., ABS-CBN Corp., First Gen Corp., Sky Cable Corp., First Philippine Industrial Park, First Balfour Inc., First Electro Dynamics Corp., Therma Prime Corp., INAEC Aviation Inc. and Benpres Insurance Agency not only provided each beneficiary school through their volunteer employees with these DRRM lessons and workshops, but also donated KCh On-Demand packages of a television set or LCD projector, speakers and a laptop preloaded with multimedia learning resources for K+12 as well. “We hope that you will continue helping pupils from public schools like us. We promise in return that we will study hard and use them (donated equipment) wisely,” said Bambang Elementary School sixth grader Jemary Chloe Arulfo, speaking for her fellow students and their school officials as she thanked their sponsor, Lopez Holdings Corporation. (Story & Photo by Carla Paras-Sison)
Knowledge channel trainor Ronald Dugang
Lopez Group employees volunteer to be teachers with Knowledge Channels