KCFI and Unilever bring ‘Confidently U’ to 54 public schools

Michael Ramos | December 12, 2018

More than 200,000 public high school students have been educated on how to develop inner confidence through proper self-care thanks to the Confidently U workshop series of Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) and Unilever. Held from October 3 to November 21, 2018, the recently concluded project was able to reach 54 public high schools in Caloocan, Quezon City, Pasig, Marikina, Muntinlupa, and Rizal.

Hair, body, and face care

The Confidently U workshop aimed to guide teenagers on how to properly cope with the physical changes they experience during puberty and develop the confidence they need in school. Based on the MAPEH curriculum of the Department of Education, five animated videos were developed by Knowledge Channel to show teens how they can address problems like pimples, body odor, and frizzy hair through the correct use of hair, face and body care products.

Mini-games were conducted after each video screening to make sure students have recalled the tips shown in the videos. To cap-off the program, self-assured teens were invited to participate in the Confidently U mini-pageant where they showcased their talent, charisma, and wit. Winners received special gift packs from Pond’s, Rexona, and Cream Slik while participants were all given sample products to help them practice the tips they learned in the videos.

Watch: Malanday NHS receives Gift of Knowledge from Unilever and Knowledge Channel

ETV packages and kits for teachers

Students were not the only ones to benefit from the Confidently U workshop. More than 250 teachers also received MAPEH kits which includes a USB containing all 5 Confidently U animation videos, a poster of self-care tips, and session guides so they can easily integrate the video materials during their lessons.

On top of this, Unilever also donated “Gift of Knowledge” educational television packages to 10 schools. Each school received a 40-inch LCD television, a set of external speakers, and a portable media library carrying more than 1,000 Knowledge Channel educational videos and other multimedia resources.

The 10 recipient schools of the “Gift of Knowledge” package are:

  • Amparo High School, Caloocan
  • Manuel L. Quezon High School, Caloocan
  • Novaliches High School, Quezon City
  • Holy Spirit National High School- Annex, Quezon City
  • Lucia High School, Pasig City
  • Rizal Experimental Station & Pilot Science High School (RESPSCI), Pasig
  • Malanday National High School, Marikina
  • Concepcion Integrated School, Marikina
  • Poblacion National High School (NBP Annex), Muntinlupa
  • Lakeview Integrated School, Muntinlupa

Watch: Confidently U at Concepcion Integrated School

A Gift of Knowledge and Confidence

In the Confidently U workshop held at Concepcion Integrated School in Marikina last November 13, executives from Knowledge Channel and Unilever grace the event as they turned over a “Gift of Knowledge” package to the school.

In attendance were Rina Lopez Bautista, KCFI President and Executive Director, Ed Sunico, Unilever Vice President for Sustainable Business and Communications, Joel Torrecampo, Department of Education (DepEd) Schools District Superintendent of the Division of Marikina, Edric Calma, KCFI Driector of Operations, Doris Nuval, KCFI Head of School and Community Engagement, August Benitez, ABS-CBN Head of Integrated Sales, Raymund G. Timbol, ABS-CBN Head of Sales Strategic Planning, Carlos Corrales, Brand Manager for Cream Silk, and Alex Tanjangco, Assistant Brand Manager for Rexona.

In a speech delivered by Bautista, she expressed the importance of partnerships in advancing the quality of education in the country. “I feel very fulfilled. We worked so hard to make sure that the children and the teachers get the teaching and learning materials that they deserve,” she said in an interview with TV Patrol.

Sunico, on the other hand, expressed the importance of education as part of Unilever’s thrust in doing corporate social responsibility. “It’s something very important for us since we’ve been doing this for quite some time since 2013. Before we used to call it Teen Week, now we’re launching it as Confidently U,” he said. Sunico also mentioned the Misis Walastik project, another collaboration between KCFi and Unilever in helping reduce the sachet waste.

Dr. Torrecampo of DepEd Marikina also expressed his gratitude to both Knowledge Channel and Unilever. “Dahil dito sa partnership na ito, malaking tulong ito sa amin sa DepEd at lalo pang pagpalain ang inyong organisasyon na marami pang mabahaginan na eskwelahan at division sa NCR at all over the Philippines…Nasa right track ang pagpartner ng Knowledge Channel at Unilever para makatulong sa lahat,” he said.

LOOK: Photos from the Confidently U Workshops

KCH and Unilever at work. High school students from different cities in NCR participate in the Confidently U video workshops. (Photos by Azrael Andrew Gonzales.)

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.

To know more about Unilever and their products and projects, visit their website.

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