Fil-Ams give back to PH children through K Channel

BURLINGAME, Calif. – Over 850 kababayans of the Morong National High School Alumni Association (MNHSAA) gathered to celebrate fond memories of their school days.

And now they’re giving back to the children of Morong with the help of the Knowledge Channel.

It is the first and only education cable channel in the Philippines that provides children shows, games and activities that stimulate their minds.

The goal of the Knowledge Channel is for students to score higher that a 76 in the National Achievement Test.

“When the elementary kids go to high school they would be getting honors so this is what we want to see and this is what we want to see and this is happening in the Philippines,” said Edric Calma, the director of the Transmedia Division for the Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc.

The organization has brought Knowledge Channel to Bombongan Elementary School and the results have been successful.

“We’re expecting that high school with 2,700 students to be near or at the top in the next two to three years because Knowledge Channel is life changing for the youth there and that’s the reason why we strive so hard to give it,” said Oscar Bautista, Northern California chapter president of MNHSAA.

Last year, the organization introduced the Knowledge Channel to its alma mater in a $40,000 project that was funded through alumni support and fundraisers.

“The rooms will have computers and monitors and we will have the system from Knowledge Channel,” said Bautista.

Bautista says that the motivation to give back rests solely on giving the children a better chance at a better life.

“We got to go back to our roots and help the children where we come from,” said Bautista. “When we were growing up, we didn’t have those things and we all understand that the kids won’t have it either if we don’t help.”

The organization is already looking into bringing the Knowledge Channel to elementary and high school students in another barrio by as early as next year.

You can contact Rommel Conclara at rommel_conclara@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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