Rina Lopez-Bautista and Edric Calma discuss KCFI’s programs with GPC delegatesKnowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) shared its programs and projects with educators, students and delegates from different countries during the 2017 Global Peace Convention held at the Manila Marriott Hotel in March.
Speakers representing KCFI were president Rina Lopez-Bautista and director of Operations Edric Calma.
Lopez-Bautista delivered a talk on how the Knowledge Channel impacted communities through media, educational technology and digital learning.
“We bring learning to public schools through televisions, multimedia resources, teacher training,” said Lopez-Bautista. “We’ve brought this to more than 6,000 public schools, from the northernmost municipality of the Philippines, Itbayat, Batanes, to the southernmost municipality of the Philippines, Sitangkay, Tawi-Tawi.”
She also highlighted the story of Avocado Elementary School in Negros Oriental. The school was situated in an area stirred by armed conflict in the past.
With the help of KCFI and school principal Monica Sison, a satellite dish and television set were brought and installed in the school.
“We arrived in this community bringing with us the satellite dish and television set so this remote school would have access to more than thousands of educational episodes, videos aired by the Knowledge Channel,” Lopez-Bautista shared. “But for this community, we did not bring just technology— we brought hope, we brought love.”
In the afternoon session, Calma discussed how KCFI is helping conserve the environment through educational shows like “Puno ng Buhay” and “Mi Isla,” among others.
“When we develop materials for the public school system, we put in critical issues relevant to the Filipino learners,” Calma said. “These themes include education, good governance, population, health, peace and environmental protection.”
He also presented video clips on the environment which aired on the Knowledge Channel.
The Global Peace Convention gathers global leaders from different sectors to share best practices and develop collaborative strategies in education, health care, environmental sustainability, community-driven development and conflict resolution. (Story/Photos by: Michael Ramos)