Japanese Bank Sponsors Learning Resources for 48 schools

Japanese banking firm, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) donated Knowledge Channel Portable Media Libraries (KCPML) with a one-day Knowledge Channel Teaching in the New Normal teacher training session to 48 schools in Northern and Eastern Samar, Quezon Province, and Surigao del Sur.

In a turnover ceremony held online, officials from SMBC, Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI), and DepEd, as well as principals and teachers from the beneficiary schools, gathered together to celebrate this partnership. In her opening remarks, KCFI President and Executive Director Rina Lopez thanked SMBC for their generosity in supporting the education of learners especially during the pandemic. “Teachers and parents were scrambling for digital learning resources for the students and kids. We started distributing the Knowledge Channel Portable Libraries or Hard Drives with content with it. Thank you so much to generous and education partners Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation,” Lopez said.

Likewise, SMBC Country Head and Managing Director Kentaro Shigei thanked KCFI and DepEd. “Together with our partner organizations such as Knowledge Channel Foundation, and Department of Education, we can contribute and continue to provide support to communities, nation-building and a brighter future for the Philippines.”

DepEd Schools District Supervisors from Surigao del Sur, Northern and Eastern Samar, and Quezon Province also shared their messages of gratitude. DepEd Northern Samar SDS Dr. Gorgonio Diaz, Jr. expressed his thanks: “Our school cannot do it alone. We need partners like Knowledge Channel Foundation and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation who have a big heart to help the little minds of our learners.”

KCFI President Rina Lopez also handed a certificate of appreciation to SMBC for their generous contribution.

Over 400 teachers benefited from the project in preparation of School Year 2021-2022.

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.