ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.’s (AFI) Adopt-Your-Hometown School campaign involves Filipinos overseas to assist in the improvement of the quality of schoolchildren in their communities of origin. Scores of Filipinos overseas (from the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, and the Middle East) have done their share in helping the younger generation in their hometowns.
Problems in Education. The Philippines has consistently ranked as one of the lowest in terms of science and match achievements in international tests for elementary grades for the past years. One reason for such poor performance is the problem of basic infrastructures for education. Public schools lack laboratories and teaching aids to make concepts in science and math more understandable for young students.
Education through Multi-Media (E-Media) Program. The Department of Education and ABS-CBN Foundation have developed further and promoted Multi-Media-Assisted Instructional Learning, an innovative educational reform which can increase the accessibility of quality education and improve the learning process. With the continuous production of award-winning educational television (ETV) programs such as Hirayamanawari (values education) and Sine’skwela (Science), an alternative form of entertainment as well as educational medium has been provided for the Filipino children. Studies through the years, both internal and independent researches, have confirmed the positive and beneficial effects of using ETV for classroom learning.
The ETV Package
For just $1,500 an elementary public school can be equipped with the following:
ETV Infrastructure Description Grade School Basic ETV Package 108 volumes (DVDs with 4 episodes per volume) of selected Sine’skwela (Science), MathTinik, (Mathematics), Bayani (Makabayan: History) Hirayamanawari (Makabayan:Values), Epol/Apple (English) Television Set 21″ Panasonic Color TV (21SF2 Model) DVD player DVD player
How to adopt a school:
1. Donor communicates with AFI his intention to donate through the following:
Telephone: (0632) 412-9059, (0632) 415-6296
Fax: (0632) 411-0858
Postal mail: Adopt-Your-Hometown School
Events and Communications Unit
E-Media Program, ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
Mother Ignacia Ave., Quezon City 1103
2. AFI coordinates with the school officials and local Department of Education.
3. Upon payment, the schedule for the turnover will be finalized with the school officials.