During surprise monitoring visits to some eight elementary schools in the two cities of Catbalogan in Samar and Tacloban in Leyte, K Channel learned that these schools which used to use K Channel shows regularly no longer have access to the latter’s broadcast. These two cities which sit within typhoon ravaged areas have suffered during the strong typhoons Yolanda in 2013 and Ruby in 2014; which blew off the satellite dishes from the schools’ roofs.
Schools which have been regularly using K Channel as supplementary teaching tool have made requests for their schools to get reconnected to further improve the academic performance of their learners.
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.
Fifteen years ago, Rina Lopez Bautista envisioned a world where children could be given access to education, wherever they may be, amidst whatever circumstance they are in. It was a vision rooted in a deep desire to help Filipinos in empowering themselves and uplifting their families from poverty—through education.