Through the efforts of Ibaan local government, Sabang Elementary School received a satellite disc and other educational materials with the hope of reinforcing traditional teaching methods in educating elementary students.
In a ceremony held last July 19, with Knowledge Channel representatives in attendance, the donated educational materials were formally turned over to the school.
Knowledge Channel is a Filipino cable television network and the country’s first and only educational cable channel. It is made available to the public education system free of charge through philanthropic support.
Established by SkyCable, ABS-CBN, and the Lopez Group of Companies in 1999, it is being operated by the Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. KCFI is a non-stock, non-profit foundation geared towards educating and empowering poor and marginalized children through media, that they realize their full potential to best serve themselves, their communities and help build a better world.
In his speech, together with teachers and students of Sabang ES, Mayor Danny Toreja thanked Knowledge Channel for granting his request to provide the school with their services and educational materials. He also encouraged the school to maximize their use for the benefit of the students and of the community.
Banking on the youth for Ibaan’s future, Mayor Toreja expressed his ambition for all of Ibaan public elementary schools to have their Knowledge Channel cable. Although it will take more time before he can accomplish that, representatives from Knowledge Channel gave their consent to help the local government for the realization of Mayor Toreja’s dream.
Knowledge Channel, for its part, said they are happy to become part of Ibaan community. According to them, media education is one of the most proficient ways in educating the youth. Thus, as long as their resources will permit, they’ll donated more educational materials to Ibaan public schools.