KCFI continued to advocate for the use of media in education and development this MayIn May, the Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) continued its quest to help improve the quality of education in the Philippines, launching new and exciting curriculum-based video lessons and receiving a number of accolades.
KCFI premiered on-air and online “Wikaharian” for Grade 2, a 50-episode video series for culture-based learning of the fundamentals of reading for Filipino Grade 2; “MathDali” for Grade 1, an initial fiveepisode series on the basics of addition, subtraction, and bills and coins using 21st-century approaches in learning early numeracy skills; “Wow! Leyte,” a two-part series for Araling Panlipunan Grade 6 that showcases the natural beauty and wonders of Leyte and why peatland preservation is important; “Heroes of Zero,” a series of five shorts that aims to teach 5- to 8- year-olds digital literacy, responsible internet use and socio-emotional skills; and “AgriKids,” a 10-episode show on agricultural literacy for young K-2 learners.
KCFI also gave more schools offline access to its multimedia resources through its Knowledge Channel Portable Media Library. The provincial local government of Ifugao provided funds so Knowledge Channel video lessons may be provided to 40 of its public schools in the towns of Aguinaldo and Banaue.
KCFI’s director of operations, Edric Calma, was presented with the Best TV Program Host Award for Knowledge Channel’s “Wow!” and “Lingkod Kapamilya sa Teleradyo” during the 17th UP Community Broadcasters’ Society Gandingan Awards held at the University of the Philippines-Los Baños.
“Ang media ay hindi lamang talaga pang-entertain. Napakahalaga ng education na maaring iparating ng media, edukasyon na magagamit para paunlarin ang kabuhayan at ng bawat Filipino sa lipunan,” said Calma, highlighting media’s role in education and development.
KCFI president and executive director Rina Lopez was also nominated for the Gandingan ng Edukasyon Award; “Wow!” was a finalist for the Most Development-Oriented Environmental Program Award; and “Estudyantipid,” another KCFI show, was a finalist for the Most Development Oriented-Youth Program Award.