KCFI celebrates Teachers’ Month online

Knowledge Channel Foundation highlights stories of teachers with #SalamatTeacher campaign

Education is one of the hardest hit sectors as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers, in particular, are facing a unique set of challenges as the Department of Education shelves face-to-face instruction in favor of distance and online learning for school year 2020-2021. This was reflected in this year’s National Teachers’ Month Campaign entitled “iTeach for a Better Future”.

To help celebrate this month-long event, Knowledge Channel Foundation launched #SalamatTeacher, a digital effort in appreciating the tireless effort and dedication of educators during the pandemic. Six teachers participated in this campaign by sharing their love for the profession and their learners.

One of the anecdotes was shared by Teacher Jogie Perez of West Canaan Elementary School in Nueva Ecjija. She was one of the KnowledgeTV beneficiaries in last year’s Knowledge Channel segment on It’s Showtime for World Teacher’s Day.

Sa totoo lang po, lahat po ay nahihirapan at hindi malaman kung paano ang pag-aaral sa ngayon. Napakalaking hamon po sa ating educational system [ang pandemyang ito] ngunit pilit na kinakaya po. Ang mga programs sa Knowledge Channel ang isa sa mga mabisang paraan ng pagkatuto ng mga bata. Suntok sa buwan ko po ang hiling na naipagkaloob sa akin ng Knowledge Channel Foundation. I even sang and danced with Miss Anne and Miss Vice in Its Showtime! Never in my life have I ever imagined na magagawa ko po ang mga iyon, pero para iyon sa aking mga mag-aaral. With the KnowledgeTV, learning became more enjoyable to our pupils. Tunay po na sa Knowledge Channel…ANG SAYA MATUTO!” – Jogie Perez, Teacher, Canaan West Elementary School

KCFI President and Executive Director Rina Lopez-Bautista also shared a video message saluting educators all over the country for their dedication. ” Kung walang mga guro, walang video lessons na ipapalabas para sa klase, walang lesson plans, walang activities, at higit sa lahat, walang gagabay sa ating kabataan na siyang kinabukasan ng ating bayan,”  Lopez-Bautista said.

KCFI also re-released the National Teachers Prayer video and held two School at Home webinars for free on “Teaching in the New Normal” presented by Edric Calma and “Designing for Education” by Canva. More than 10,000 teachers registered for the webinars.

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 various platforms. 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.