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:
Tueg Elementary School
Tueg, Bitag Grande, in Baggao, Cagayan became a newly completed elementary school last 2008. There are 146 pupils but only 4 teachers handling two multi-grade classes and two mono-grade classes. There is an insufficiency of books and teaching aids. Eulalia Vasquez says that the school is “grateful for the donation, which is a wonderful gift and dream come true”. She assured the TYK team that they will continuously monitor proper usage of the equipment and materials and make sure that they are utilized properly.
Barangay Chairman Rolando Talon is not only very thankful for the donation because of the “sacrifice to educate our children” but is also appreciative of the Foundation’s SWIP or Small Water Impounding Project in Tuguegarao and Baggao, Cagayan because “it truly benefits farmers especially during the dry season”.
Tuao Central Elementary School
Principal Renato G. Rosete notes that education has the power to change individuals. He stresses the need for inclusion of competence in the curriculum and the proper use of the E-TV package to serve students and teachers well.
CESO VI-Asst. School’s Division Superintendent Dr. Gilbert Tong says he is “greatly humbled by the donation.” He quotes a Chinese proverb, “Hear and you will remember, sing and you will understand, and do and you will never forget” as he talked about the effectiveness of the E-TV project in providing competencies.
Gosi Elementary School
Gosi elementary School is located in Gosi Sur, Maharlika Highway, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
It hosts 340 pupils (Grades 1 to 6) and 12 teachers. While it is the first barangay to get flooded during the rainy season, the difficulty of going to school for both teachers and students does not appear to affect its performance. Records show that 100% of its graduates go to the secondary levels and graduates garner an average score of 88% in DepEd-administered tests since 1977.
School Principal Diana Marchan- Doldolea assures the foundation of “our commitment to protect these materials, to harness the goodness these will bring to all stakeholders; to track its efficacy among our students, and coordinate with the donor the application and results relating to use of the Alternative Learning Module.”
CEO VI- OIC, Schools Div. Superintendent Dr. Fely C. Lattao, Ph. D., expressed gratitude for the TYKF donation and noted that “DepEd sees this as the beginning of our continuing partnership”.
District Supervisor Estela S. Cabaro praised the E-TV project as a big help us in “our academic performance, reducing the drop out and increasing participation rates.”
Quesban Elementary School
Quesban Elementary School in Calasiao, Pangasinan has 346 pupils and 12 teachers.
Principal Leonora Manaois emphasized that with “every gift comes a responsibility—a responsibility to utilize and continuously monitor the program.”
Asst. Div. Superintendent Dr. Danilo Sison, Schools Div. Superintendent Dr. Aurora T. Domingo, and District Supervisor Dr. Thelma E. Royeca all expressed support for the Adopt-A-School Program and gratitude for the TYKF donation.