School year 2021-2022 officially began on Sept. 13 for over 24 million Filipino learners as announced by the Department of Education.
In support of the opening of classes, Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) geared up its “School at Home” campaign once again as children, parents and teachers continue to engage through distance learning methods during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Knowledge Channel now airs video lessons for the first quarter from kinder to Grade 10 and the Alternative Learning System or ALS. Giving priority to learners in the early years, it airs Grade 1 video lessons in Filipino and English—“Wikaharian” hosted by Michelle Agas and “Ready, Set, Read” hosted by Seth Dungca.
Produced under Knowledge Channel’s “Basa Bilang,” the shows aim to address the Philippine learning crisis affecting young learners by helping improve their foundational skills in reading. Episodes of “Wikaharian” were sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts with the support of Rep. Loren Legarda, while episodes of “Ready, Set, Read” were sponsored by Security Bank Foundation.
“Wikaharian” and “Ready, Set, Read” also air on School at Home on A2Z weekdays at 7 a.m.
In addition, Knowledge Channel offers video lessons on agriculture and the environment. Sponsored by the Agricultural Training Institute, “AgriKids” is an animated series on teaching kids basic agricultural concepts, from planting to farm production. Educational show “Puno ng Buhay” sponsored by Forest Foundation Philippines and hosted by Maymay Entrata and Khalil Ramos teaches learners the importance of caring for the environment.
Knowledge Channel brings learning to the digital space with “School at Home” on Kumu SeenZone and Knowledge Channel’s Facebook Live weekdays at 11 a.m. Catch “Wikaharian Online World” every Monday, “Team Lyqa” every Tuesday, Kim Atienza’s “Knowledge on the Go” and Robi Domingo’s “MathDali Math Talks” every Wednesday, “Money Lessons with FQ Mom and Sons” every Thursday and “Art Smart with Teacher Precious” every Friday.
Moreover, KCFI joined the country in celebrating National Teachers’ Month (NTM) in September. A teacher’s prayer video produced by ABS-CBN and KCFI was released during the NTM kickoff event. “He’s Into Her” cast members Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano led the prayer along with Kaori Oinuma, Rhys Miguel, Jeremiah Lisbo, Vivoree Esclito, Joao Constancia and Criza Taa.