Western Union Philippines (WUP) presented the facsimile check representing its donation worth Php3.5 million to Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) to provide 25 beneficiary public schools with K Channel Multi-media Libraries. Receiving the check from WUP executives are KCFI Founder and President Ms. Rina Lopez-Bautista (2nd from left) and Director for Transmedia Mr. Edric Calma (extreme right). Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO of Western Union stands behind Ms. Lopez – Bautista.
Celebrating its 25th year in the country, Western Union – Philippines, donated Php3.5 million to Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI) so that the latter may provide K Channel On-Demand packages for K to 12 to 25 public schools around the country.

The donation is part of Western Union’s Technology Aiding the Nation’s Youth to Accelerate Growth (TANYAG) program.  TANYAG aims to help “educate the next generation of Filipinos by providing 25 beneficiary public schools in the Philippines with multi-media learning tools to help hasten the students’ learning experiences and positively influence learning outcomes.”

Five public elementary schools in Metro Manila, ten in Luzon, six in the Visayas and four in Mindanao, will receive KCFI’s educational multimedia package.  The chosen schools will each receive a 32-inch LED TV, a laptop pre-loaded with Knowledge Channel’s multimedia learning resources (videos, educational games, calendars and magazines) speaker sets, optical mouse units, HDMI cables and auto voltage regulators.

Western Union Chief Executive Officer and President Hikmet Ersek said, education is key in moving the nation forward. He is encouraging the youth to study and finish school. “Children should go to school, finish their school, and go further in life. It changes the society, the country, and the world for the better.”

KCFI Founder and President Rina Lopez-Bautista thanked Western Union for partnering with K Channel. The donation she said, will help speed the “distribution of the rich educational materials of KCFI to our public elementary schools.”

“The K Channel multimedia learning resources are produced in complementary formats. They aid our teachers in making their classrooms less teacher-centered and more student-centered.  They make the learning experience more fun and interactive,” she said.  

“With corporate allies like Western Union, we can bring these rich learning materials to more learners. Education is the great equalizer that gives every child a fighting chance at life. We invite more corporate partners to join us in helping educate our children,” she added.

The first recipient of K Channel’s Gift of Knowledge from TANYAG is E.M. Signal Elementary Public School of Taguig City.