Knowledge Channel cited for work in producing educational contentFor the third straight year, Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) was presented with the Outstanding Industry Partner Award from the Information and Communications Technology Academy (iACADEMY) on April 23.
With its immersive internship program and innovative approaches in learning, iACADEMY has been a steadfast partner of KCFI in creating and developing educational content for Filipino children. Known as “game changers,” iACADEMY students interning via the Knowledge Channel Volunteer and Internship Program (KCVIP) offer over 400 hours of their talents and skills in animation and design, video editing, information technology, and marketing and communications.
Upon virtually receiving the award, KCFI president and executive director Rina Lopez thanked iACADEMY for its contribution in helping end the Philippine learning crisis.
“Thank you for recognizing us once again as one of your most valued partners. Since we’ve started our partnership in 2018, we’ve had close to 100 iACADEMY interns helping us create, animate and design hundreds of animated video lessons that are now being watched by over 5 million households who are learning through TV and online. Let’s keep it going and together we will help end the learning crisis in our country,” Lopez said.
In a recorded message, iACADEMY president Vanessa Tanco lauded the organizations and companies that continued to trust the institution amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
"…Despite the challenges the last year has brought about, our growing network of gamechanging partners has continued to support and stand by iACADEMY. Together, we adapted and embraced the shifts that took place steered by our goal to provide quality and world-class education to our students,” she said.
Overall, more than 300 interns have graduated from the KCVIP with their works published and broadcast over Knowledge Channel and its social media platforms. In 2019, the program bagged a Lopez Achievement Award for operations management.
. (Story/Photos by: Michael Ramos)