With the aim of uniting the private sector in supporting Philippine basic education, Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) took the lead in the Committee on Education of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF CommEd) to assist Talaga Elementary School in Morong, Rizal.
With a population of 454 learners (based on 2016 school data) and 10 teachers, Talaga ES has been facing several challenges in the past years. Aside from its remote location, most of its students have been coming from relocation communities. Enrolment has been increasing in the past years pushing the school to expand its infrastructure and services. Currently, the school has a total of 9 classrooms: five are reported to be in good condition, while four are in need of repair.
Other concerns include student dropouts of more than 100 children aged 5 to 17 years old and low National Achievement Test (NAT) results.
LOOK: Photos from the LCF CommEd Project Launch at Talaga ES
In an effort to support Talaga ES, KCFI Director of Operations and LCF CommEd Chairman Edric Calma spearheaded an initiative with LCF CommEd which will involve a series of activities to be steered by different committee members.
KCFI, being the pioneer of the project since 2016, has connected Talaga Elementary School to Knowledge Channel and trained the teachers in KCFI’s Learning Effectively through Enhanced and Evidence based Pedagogies (LEEP).
- 6-month feeding program by the Jesus V del Rosario Foundation and Kservico
- organic farming project (training and actual implementation) by East West Seed Foundation
- books and cabinet donation from Aboitiz Foundation
- football clinic by Telus Foundation
- McDonald’s big book donation and training for teachers on teaching beginning reading from Ronald McDonald’s House Charities, Inc.
- free entrance for pupils at the Mind Museum
- Ayala Foundation
- Coca-cola Foundation
- Holcim Cement
- Lopez Group Foundation Inc.
- Primary Structures
- Rebisco Foundation
- SGV Foundation
- SM Foundation
There are currently 58 foundations listed under LCF CommEd.
About Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc.
Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc (KCFI) is a non-government, not-for-profit organization that works to help uplift the life of the Filipino through media and technology. Specifically, it develops and distributes curriculum-based multimedia learning resources (such as videos, games, session guides, etc.) for preschool, K-to-12, and the Alternative Learning System, online, on-demand, and on-air via the Knowledge Channel shown in the various platforms of the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company, ABS-CBN Corporation, such as ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN TVplus, and SKYcable. It also implements professional development programs for teachers and education leaders.
Since 1999, KCFI has been transforming classroom experiences into unique and engaging learning journeys.