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.
District Supervisor Roland Mabitasan called the donation “a good gift for Christmas that contains a different way of teaching, using TV-classroom style”. He also expressed gratitude and appreciation for the good gift to the needy and promised “to take care so that its usefulness will last up to the next generations.”
Baracbac Elementary School Cluster Head Rey O. Flores particularly likes the fact that “it is visual, enhancing interest of students and is a great help for teachers especially because the ratio is one teacher for every 30 pupils.”
TYKFI’s Philip Sing, in a brief message said, “Ang mga guro ang susi ng edukasyon. The problem of attaining sustainability of a particular project is the fast turn-over and change of assignments of principals and schools administrators. Teacher training is important to enhance the teaching style and effectiveness of education.”
ABS-CBN Foundation’s Rino Ramos enumerated the three components of the E-TV teaching materials, which are: Production, with curriculum-based episodes; Distribution with only 9,000 out of 35,000 public elementary schools in the whole country having received E-TV; and Utilization containing teaching training guide which will be used for correct implementation of the teaching programs. He stressed that to be effective, teachers should have the 3Cs: cooperation of teachers and parents in taking good care of the videos and equipment, coordination with an end-of-school year report and evaluation, and commitment to use supplemental tools correctly in upgrading quality of education.
Present during the ceremony were: Sta. Fe Municipal Mayor Teodorico DP. Padilla, Jr., Vice Mayor Tidong Benito, Tan Yan Kee and Buyasyas Elementary Schools Cluster Head Allan Paclit, Cauco and Imugan Elementary Schools Cluster Head Romulo Aglubat, Bantinan Elementary School Principal Gerevic Anne Rayos, and Bacneng Elementary School Principal Sharon Mangaccat.