DepEd kicks off Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela

  • Parents can start enrolling their children online from June 1 to 30
  • Blended and distance learning to start August 24
  • KCFI offers the Knowledge Channel Portable Media Library to DepEd divisions

Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. supports the Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela of the Department of Education.

Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, teachers, parents, and learners are now busy preparing for a new school year with the launch of “Bayanihan 2020: Oplan Balik Eskwela at Brigada Eskwela” of the Department of Education (DepEd), two nationwide flagship programs that usually signal the beginning of the school year. With the first day of class moved to August 24, DepEd still has a lead time of more than two months to prepare for the implementation of its blended and distance learning modalities detailed in the Learning Continuity Plan or LCP.

Oplan Balik Eskwela has been DepEd’s call to the public to start enrolling their children to the basic education system. Currently, it has been conducting online enrollment since June 1 but it will also implement non-online methods of enrollment until June 30. Brigada Eskwela on the other hand is DepEd’s invitation to the private sector to help public schools prepare for the coming school year.

WATCH: KCFI expresses support for Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela 

Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) has been a consistent partner of DepEd in supporting its Brigada Eskwela initiative. Over the years, KCFI has been donating educational TV packages via the Gift of Knowledge as well as providing essential training to teachers. President and Executive Director Rina Lopez Bautista expressed the Foundation’s support in a video message during the virtual nationwide kick off. “Educating our children can still happen even without face-to-face interactions as learning opportunities shall be made available in school or at home including television through the Knowledge Channel,” Bautista said.

Each DepEd division was also given the liberty to prepare for their own contextualized Learning Continuity Plan. In an interview with DepEd Usec. Annalyn Sevilla in Kapamilya Konek last May 31, she clarified that the LCP is not one-size-fits-all but will tailor to the needs of each area or locality. “Hindi pwede one-size-fits-all, this LCP has to be contextualized,” Sevilla said.

LOOK: A teacher tool for blended and distance learning – the Knowledge Channel Portable Media Library

The Learning Tool for the “New Normal” – KCFI has the Knowledge Channel Portable Media Library which has over 1,500 curriculum-based video lessons and other learning resources aligned to the Most Essential Learning Competencies of DepEd. (Photo from Knowledge Channel’s “May K Ako” music video)

KCFI is actively attending to requests sent by DepEd regions and divisions to include Knowledge Channel materials in their contextualized LCPs. Aside from television and online resources, KCFI is also offering the Knowledge Channel Portable Media Library, an external hard drive that contains more than 1,500 curriculum-based video lessons aligned to the MELC or Most Essential Learning Competencies of the LCP.

For inquiries on the Knowledge Channel Portable Media Library,


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.