The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. hosted an educational trip to the Mind Museum and Science Centrum for the teachers and principals from different high schools in Nueva Vizcaya last September 5, 2014. TYKFI believes that an educational trip provides a rich experience for everyone. In this educational trip, teachers had the chance come face to face with science firsthand, connecting with the people and exhibits on a much deeper level than they could in the classroom. In addition, teachers had the opportunity to talk with museum personnel which broadened their perspectives. The trip’s objectives were: (1) to deepen Social and Historical Knowledge in Science, and (2) to develop Critical Thinking Skills in Science.
Participants from 16 schools in Nueva Vizcaya namely, Runruno National High School, Bascaran National High School, Kayapa High School, PAIMA National High School, Nansiakan National High School, Ganao National High School, Sta. Fe National High School, Bintawan National High School, Diadi National High School, Sta. Cruz Pingkian High School, Binalian Integrated National High School, Kongkong Valley National High School, Napo-tuyak Integrated School, Paniki High School, Bugkalot High School, and Tuao High School, were very thrilled during the event. Nevertheless, Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Benjamin D. Paragas, CESO V, reminded them about the deeper purpose of the trip, “Learning is not fictitious it is now actual, maybe now they should think on allocating funds so that students can also experience this, now, they should improvise to improve learning in science and technology.”
Principal I Elmar Ballalo from Runruno High School mentioned the benefits of the trip, “The teachers can make the concept simple so that students will learn it faster. We need to open the minds of the students and parents to go here because this will be more beneficial for them.” Principal III Marilyn B. Magno from Diadi National High School voiced her appreciation of the trip, “The set-up of the project is expensive but it was given by the TYKFI free, it is a wonderful experience. I hope I can bring my co-teachers to the Mind Museum and Science Centrum to have hands-on experience. Thank you to Tan Yan Kee Foundation.” On sustainability of the project, she added “It is everybody’s concern to protect the project. The government should give emphasis on the positive impact of the project and take charge of its sustainability.”