New elementary English show on KCh, A2ZKnowledge Channel launches its latest educational show for elementary English called “Ready, Set, Read!” Done in partnership with Security Bank Foundation and Ateneo Center for Education Development (ACED), the show aims to provide Filipino children with English language proficiency.
“Ready, Set, Read!” utilizes songs, rhymes, dances, graphics and animation, and is based on the Department of Education’s most essential learning competencies and teacher’s guides.
The three organizations chose English reading competencies as the subject matter of the educational materials after the reports of the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment and the 2019 Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics showed that the Philippines lagged behind other countries in terms of reading proficiency.
“Our partnership with Security Bank Foundation and Ateneo comes at a time when video lessons have become fundamental in ensuring that learning continues even amidst any calamity or pandemic,” says Rina Lopez-Bautista, president and executive director of Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. “This video series will also provide Filipino children with English reading proficiency that will prepare them to succeed and thrive in a globally-connected society.”
“Uplifting the quality of life in communities where Security Bank has a presence is the goal of Security Bank Foundation. We aim to achieve this by providing quality education through scholarships for deserving students, building and donating classrooms to accredited public schools nationwide, training the teachers of our beneficiary schools to help them improve their teaching skills, and developing new initiatives through digital learning resources,” says Rafael Simpao Jr., chairman of Security Bank Foundation.
“Ateneo welcomes this opportunity to work with Security Bank Foundation and Knowledge Channel Foundation in ensuring an effective teaching-learning process even during the unusual circumstances surrounding education at this time,” adds Dr. Carmela Oracion, ACED managing director.
“Ready, Set, Read!” airs on Knowledge Channel every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11:20 a.m. and on A2Z Channel every Thursday at 8:20 a.m. The episodes will also be available on Security Bank’s website at https://www.securitybank.com/sustainability/educational-videos and Facebook page at https://facebook.com/ SecurityBank. (Story/Photos by: Mikko Ramos)