KCFI, FilSciHub, CISTEM ink agreement for APP Project

Knowledge Channel Foundation, Center for Integrated STEM Education, Inc. (CISTEM), and FilSciHub (FSH) has entered into a tripartite agreement as part of the roll out of the Agham Para sa Pagbabago (APP) Project of the Lopez Learning Synergy Summit Education Cluster (LSS).

CISTEM and FSH will be helping KCFI in the training of science teachers under APP.

During the ceremonial MOA signing event, FilSciHub Founder and President Jeffrey Camacho Bunquin, emphasized the importance of the partnership in improving STEM in the country. “Napakaganda po ng magiging kinabukasan ng ating bansa kung mas mapapahusay pa natin ang kakayahan ng ating mga kababayan lalo na ang mga kabataan pag dating sa areas ng Science, Technology , Engineering and Mathematics,” Bunquin said during the virtual event.

CISTEM Executive Director Sheryl Lyn Monterola also echoed the importance of collaboration. “This convergence, this conference coming together of different organizations is a testament a step forward towards to really establishing that  ecosystem to support learning in the country, we cannot do it alone, we to converge , we have to synergize our efforts so that we will be able to create greater impact,” Monterola said.

For KCFI President and Executive Director Rina Lopez, she believes that the APP Project will help spark change in teaching STEM in schools amid the learning crisis. “Sa kalagitnaan ng learning crisis, naniniwala ako na lahat ay kaya natin gawin bastat tayo ay magtututlungan. Magtulungan tayo lahat para maingat ang kalidad ng edukasyon ng mga batang pilipino ang bagong henerasyon ng mga pilipinong siyentistang handa sa hamon ng 21st century,” Lopez emphasized.

LSS is formed by 12 Lopez organizations and led by KCFI President and Executive Director and co-chaired by Atty. Amina Amado of Lopez Group Holdings. APP is a pilot project in the coastal area of Lobo, Batangas (Philippines) that supports Malabrigo public school students aimed at raising their interest in science and technology subjects that could help them become successful scientists and engineers that will build disaster-resilient communities. Grade 3 and Grade 7 students who benefit from this project will receive tablets and special learning kits that will allow them to participate in an advanced and innovative science and technology curriculum.

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.