Representatives from May-it Manasa Elementary School in Quezon were among those who received Knowledge Channel Portable Media LibrariesSumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) donated Knowledge Channel Portable Media Libraries with a one-day Knowledge Channel Teaching in the New Normal teacher training session to 48 schools in Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Quezon and Surigao del Sur.
In a turnover ceremony held online, officials from SMBC, Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) and the Department of Education (DepEd) as well as principals and teachers from the beneficiary schools gathered to celebrate the partnership.
In her opening remarks, KCFI president and executive director Rina Lopez lauded SMBC for their generosity in supporting the education of learners especially during the pandemic.
“Teachers and parents were scrambling for digital learning resources for the students and kids. We started distributing the Knowledge Channel Portable Media Libraries or hard drives with content with it. Thank you so much to our generous education partner, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation,” Lopez said.
She presented a certificate of appreciation to SMBC for their contribution.
SMBC country head and managing director Kentaro Shigei also thanked KCFI and DepEd.
“Together with our partner organizations such as Knowledge Channel Foundation and Department of Education, we can contribute and continue to provide support to communities, nation-building and a brighter future for the Philippines,” he said.
The DepEd schools district supervisors (SDS), for their part, shared messages of gratitude.
Northern Samar SDS Dr. Gorgonio Diaz Jr. said: “Our school cannot do it alone. We need partners like Knowledge Channel Foundation and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation who have a big heart to help the little minds of our learners.”
Over 400 teachers benefited from the project. (Story/Photos by: Michael Ramos)