By Kassandra Flores | October 22, 2019
“Learning cannot happen in an abandoned school building.”
– Check My School App
Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP) Foundation, Inc. implemented CheckMySchool App (CMS App) in 2011. A participatory monitoring initiative for the education sector in the Philippines, CMS App aims to continuously improve the quality of education services by bringing the participation of citizens and communities into the governance of public schools in the country.
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In 2017, they came across a congested classroom where the teacher lectures over 60 students just outside their unfinished, 2-storey school building that had been abandoned by its contractor since 2014.
Thanks to the initiative and report made through the CMS app, the construction of the school building in Cagayan De Oro resumed, July this year.
Just imagine if CMS app will get a wider reach and is discovered by many, school buildings left unfinished will finally be polished.
And just like CMS App, Knowledge Channel shares the same advocacy to promote and implement quality education in the country. This is why on its 20th year, KCFI sealed a partnership deal with (ANSA-EAP) and through this cooperation, both organizations aim to embark on a partnership to develop and implement projects that will elevate the education in the Philippines.
Partners in School Monitoring. Signing the Memorandum of Understanding for KCFI were Ms. Rina Lopez-Bautista, President and Executive Director and Mr. Edric Calma, Director for Operations, for ANSA, Redempto S. Parafina, Executive Director and Mr. Willson Villiones. (Photo by Tristan Manalii)
Since 2011, CMS has been constructively engaging various stakeholders, particularly the Department of Education and the local government units, to improve the quality of educational services in schools. Showcased here are stories of significant change that happened through community participation in school improvements.
To know more about the CMS App, you may check their website at www.checkmyschool.org.
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.