Spotlight on women of knowledgeKnowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) shined the spotlight on its unwavering education advocates through its #WomenofKnowledge social media campaign.
Leading the organization is KCFI president and executive director Rina Lopez, who has been steering the first educational channel in the country for the past 21 years.
Under her leadership, Knowledge Channel aligned its educational shows with the Department of Education’s most essential learning competencies, ensuring the quality of its shows.
Despite the pandemic and the nonrenewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN, KCFI stayed afloat due to Lopez’s steady leadership strategies that helped cushion the blow on the education sector. She realigned its programs via different platforms and ensured that educators are able to adapt to the current modality by providing training for distance learning and teaching in the new normal.
These were implemented on the ground by a team composed mostly of women. These women of knowledge were integral in delivering Knowledge Channel’s mission to be in the service of the Filipino children.
“Working for children and education is both meaningful and fulfilling for me. Through Knowledge Channel, I’m given an opportunity to be part of a good cause, to serve fellow Filipinos and hopefully improve lives,” platforms head Danie Sedilla-Cruz said when asked what keeps her motivated in working at Knowledge Channel.
Knowledge Channel believes that the first step out of poverty is education as expressed by access and community engagement head Doris Nuval: “I have always believed that quality education is the key driver to reduce poverty; and the Knowledge Channel is contributing in a big way to improving the quality of education through its video lessons and digital learning materials.”
Also featured in the #WomenofKnowledge campaign were KCFI ECCD officer Steffany Redison, project implementation and evaluation officer Ivy Leizl Vinluan and volunteer for external partnerships and special projects Cecille Marino. (Story/Photos by: Francis Monato)