In order to make the project effective, TYKFI, ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc., and the Department of Education Region I arranged for the training of teachers for the utilization of the ETV materials. Guests during the event included Mr. Anastacio P. Domingo, Jr. (Chief SED, Concurrent Chief Administrative Officer, Region I) for Regional Director Teresita M. Velasco, Dr. Vivian Luz S. Pagatpatan (Chief, Elementary Education Division), and Ms. Zenaida Dimalanta (Education Program Director, TYKFI).
TYKFI Program Director Zen Dimalanta graced the event with her opening remarks: “The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, like any other foundations, hopes that whatever is given and shared will translate in time to better lives, better health, better environment and better pupil performance. We know that any gift which is not put to good use loses its value. This is the reason for today’s event - training on the effective utilization of ETV materials. We are truly privileged to have with us no less than one most respected, admired and loved in the academe, Dr. Milagros Ibe, to run the training. No one can do it better as Dr. Ibe has been with ETV from day 1 from its conceptualization to its development to where it is now.”
Followed by Chief EED, Vivian Luz S. Pagatpatan’s speech, “The boundaries of learning, both in the giving and in the receiving, both for the giver and the receiver, have expanded. This is the result of mankind’s intellectual revolution which brought in the dawning of information technology. From the computers and its components, access to learning has become a wonder-world of magic! In our sector, we call this E-Learning or Electronic Learning. Meaning: Learning through the use of electronics. Suddenly, learning is no longer a distant dream. Learning is now only at the “tip of our fingers”. That’s because the tools - the equipment and peripherals - for learning through electronics are made available to us yet again to make teaching and learning fun and easy.”
It was truly a blessed and wonderful event both to the recipients and the sponsors. “It is a privilege to extend a message of profuse thanks to the Tan Yan Kee Foundation for their continuing and unwavering commitment and support to the cause of education in Region One. Their generosity and benevolence is beyond measure. Their sense of community empowerment is a model worthy of emulation by all. For all those who collaborated to make this e-learning program between Tan Yan Kee Foundation and DepEd Region One a symbol of cooperation and success, please accept our sincere congratulations!”, shared by Chief Vivian Luz S. Pagatpatan.