New Elementary English Show Now Airing!

“Ready, Set, Read!” is Knowledge Channel’s latest offering in English for elementary students in partnership with Security Bank Foundation and Ateneo Center for Educational Development.

Filipino children and teachers can look forward to a happier new year as Knowledge Channel launches a its latest educational show for elementary English called “Ready, Set, Read!” Done in partnership with Security Bank Foundation and Ateneo Center for Education Development (ACED), the show aims to provide Filipino children with English language proficiency and prepare them to succeed and thrive in a globally-connected society. The first 20 video lessons for “Ready, Set, Read!”, has already started airing with five episodes each have been produced for Grades 1 and 5, while 10 episodes were produced for Grade 3.

The series which utilizes songs, rhymes, dances, graphics and animation is based on DepEd’s Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELC) and Teacher’s Guides. Its narrative centers on discovery adventures  of Joji, a kuya-teacher figure and his animal friends Marj (lizard), Ogot (goat), Cathy (cat), and Nene (beetle). Every day they embark into different scenarios wherein they discuss different concepts of the English language.

The three organizations collectively chose English Reading competencies as the subject matter of the educational materials after the reports of the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the 2019 Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) showed that Filipino students lag behind other countries in terms of reading proficiency.

“Our partnership with Security Bank Foundation and Ateneo comes at a time when video lessons have become fundamental in ensuring that learning continues even amidst any calamity or pandemic. This video series will also provide Filipino children with English reading proficiency that will prepare them to succeed and thrive in a globally-connected society,” says Rina Lopez Bautista, President and Executive Director of Knowledge Channel Foundation.

“Uplifting the quality of life in communities where Security Bank has a presence is the goal of Security Bank Foundation. We aim to achieve this by providing quality education through scholarships for deserving students, building and donating classrooms to accredited public schools nationwide, training the teachers of our beneficiary schools to help them improve their teaching skills, and developing new initiatives through digital learning resources. Through these efforts, we hope to provide better opportunities for the succeeding generations of Filipinos and a brighter future for the communities Security Bank serves,” says Rafael F. Simpao, Jr., Chairman of Security Bank Foundation.

“Ateneo welcomes this opportunity to work with Security Bank Foundation and Knowledge Channel Foundation in ensuring an effective teaching-learning process even during the unusual circumstances surrounding education at this time,” adds Dr. Carmela Oracion, Managing Director of the Ateneo Center for Educational Development.

“Ready, Set, Read!” airs on Knowledge Channel from every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (11:20-11:40 am), A2Z Free TV Channel from January 22 to February 19, 2021 every Thursday (8:20-8:40 am). The said episodes will also be available on Security Bank’s Website at https://www.securitybank.com/sustainability/educational-videos and Facebook page at https://facebook.com/SecurityBank.

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 all over the Philippines. 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.