Knowledge Channel Outstanding Stakeholders Award 2011

DepEd  Secretary Armin Luistro, KCFI Chairman Oscar M. Lopez and KCFI President and Executive Director Rina Lopez-Bautista with Bagumbayan Central School of Legazpi City, this year's Outstanding Knowledge Channel School.

The first and only all-educational cable TV channel in the Philippines, Knowledge Channel recently unveiled the winners of the Knowledge Channel Outstanding Stakeholders Award 2011 (KOSA) held at The Loft at Manansala in Rockwell Center, Makati City.

This event is held to recognize and honor Knowledge Channel beneficiaries and partners who have shown remarkable and outstanding support to the Knowledge Channel and its work, as well as showcase best practices in the use of educational television in public schools.

DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro, KCFI Chairman Oscar M. Lopez and KCFI President and Executive Director Rina Lopez-Bautista handed out the awards of the evening, which included the Outstanding Knowledge Channel School Award given to Bagumbayan Central School (BCS) in Legazpi City.

BCS was recognized for its many effective, innovative and creative utilization strategies that maximized educational television as a teaching and learning tool in their community. Through various initiatives, they were able to install Knowledge Channel not just inside the classrooms, but also in the parents’ lounge, barangay multi-purpose hall, and day care center.

The Division of Dumagete City was also awarded the Outstanding DepEd - Schools Division Award for actively guiding its 13 school members towards creating a sustainable relationship with KCFI. Also honored was the Parent-Teachers and Community Association (PCTA) of Calindagan Elementary School in Dumagete for its active support and leadership in sustaining educational television use in the Calindagan Elementary School.

Mr. Oscar M. Lopez commended the winners for all their hard work and for sharing the vision of educational media, which he said gave rise to "a spirit of possibility" among stakeholders. "I hope this KOSA... will inspire you to reach even higher, to continue exploring new and different ways on how educational media can change the way our schools teach, and the way our students learn," he said.

Other KOSA honorees were the Department of Education, various Cable Operator Partners, and individual and institutional donors who continue to advocate and support the Philippine public education system through KCFI.

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