The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI), in partnership with ABS-CBN, reached out to Region 1 public schools by providing teachers training on the proper utilization of ETV packages and distributing educational DVDs. The Foundation aims to provide alternative education to Filipino pupils by providing readily accessible audiovisual references to classrooms especially in public schools.
As a quote from John F. Kennedy says, “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth,” Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI) firmly believes that quality education can be best achieved using a variety of media.
Five schools in Nueva Vizcaya received last September Educational Television (E-TV) packages from the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. These are: Atbu, Tactac, Imugan, Baracbac, and Bantinan Elementary Schools. Pupils and teachers numbering 724 and 29, respectively are expected to benefit from this alternative learning supplement that is also entertaining.
TYKFI saw the critical need to upgrade teaching and learning resources in the five schools because of the results they posted in the recent National Achievement Test conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd). All five registered below-passing marks. With partners ABS-CBN Foundation, the local government of Sta. Fe, and the Department of Education, TYKFI turned over the E-TV packages in simple ceremonies held at the Baracbac Elementary School.
Tan Yan Kee Foundation’s E-TV (Educational Television) project in cooperation with ABS-CBN Foundation under DepEd’s Adopt-A-School Program continued to cover more areas in the country, including schools in the North.
An alternative teaching method that uses electronic medium as an aid to educating young children, the Foundation has generously shared to numerous schools in the country the E-TV package. Schools in Northern Philippines where TYKF switched on the medium include:
A total of five (5) Educational Television Infrastructure Packages (ETVs) were donated to public schools in Banna, Ilocos Norte, a fourth-class municipality that thrives mostly on agriculture.
During a turnover ceremony, Tan Yan Kee Foundation Trustee Tan Hui Bin personally handed over the ETV’s to Mayor Carlito Abadilla and the school heads of Bomitog, Bangsar, Banna Central, Crispina, and Valdez Elementary Schools.
Public schools Victorias Milling Corporation Elementary School 1 and 2 are recent recipients of educational materials under the Tan Yan Kee Foundation’s Adopt-a-school program.
VMC ES 1 & 2, located in Victorias City and Manapla, Negros Occidental, respectively, are schools that cater to children of those working in the sugar mill. No less than VMC President Abelardo Bugay headed the turnover of materials which included one Educational Television Infrastructure Package or ETV and 500 pieces of storybooks (per school).
Education on Television (ETV) Infrastructure Project
In partnership with the ABS-CBN Foundation E-Media, ETV packages comprising of a TV set, DVD Player and 33 updated volumes of 501 episodes of DVD Learning materials on English, Math, Science, Values, and History will be donated to public schools.