School year 2021-2022 officially begins this September 13 for over 24 million Filipino learners as announced by the Department of Education (DepEd). In support of the opening of classes, Knowledge Channel Foundation (KCFI) has geared up its School at Home campaign once again as children, parents, and teachers continue to engage through distance learning methods during this COVID-19 Pandemic.
Starting this September, Knowledge Channel will begin airing video lessons for the First Quarter from Kinder to Grade 10 and the Alternative Learning System or ALS. Giving priority to learners in the early years, Knowledge Channel will be airing Grade 1 video lessons in Filipino and English namely, Wikaharian, hosted by Teacher Michelle Agas and Ready, Set, Read hosted by Seth Dungca. Produced under Knowledge Channel’s Basa Bilang, the shows aim to address the Philippine Learning Crisis affecting young learners by helping improve their foundational skills in reading. Episodes of Wikaharian were sponsored by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) with support of Cong. Loren Legarda while episodes of Ready, Set, Read were sponsored by Security Bank Foundation.
Wikaharian and Ready, Set, Read will also be airing on School at Home on A2Z weekday mornings starting 7 AM.
Knowledge Channel will also be airing video lessons on agriculture and the environment. Sponsored by the Agricultural Training Institute, AgriKids is an animated series on teaching kids basic agricultural concepts from planting to farm production. Educational show Puno ng Buhay sponsored by Forest Foundation Philippines and hosted by Kapamilya stars Maymay Entrata and Khalil Ramos, will be teaching learners the importance of caring for the environment.
Knowledge Channel will also bring learning to the digital space with School at Home on Kumu SeenZone and Knowledge Channel’s Facebook Live, weekdays at 11 AM. Catch Wikaharian Online World with Teacher Michelle every Monday, Team Lyqa every Tuesday, Kuya Kim Atienza’s Knowledge on the Go and Robi Domingo’s MathDali Math Talks every Wednesday, Money Lessons with FQ Mom and Sons every Thursday, and Art Smart with Teacher Precious every Friday.
KCFI is also one with the country in celebrating National Teachers Month (NTM) this September. A teacher’s prayer video produced by ABS-CBN and KCFI was released during the NTM kick-off event. “He’s Into Her” cast members Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano led the prayer along with Kaori Oinuma, Rhys Miguel, Jeremiah Lisbo, Vivoree Esclito, Joao Constancia and Criza Taa.