DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) successfully collaborated with the principals and teachers of selected Elementary Schools Division Offices (SDO) in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in developing strategies for new learning materials that will be used to inspire more students to take interest in agriculture.
Last August 23 to 25, 2023, a series of consultations under the Knowledge Channel Training in the New Normal was conducted via Zoom to get the insights of stakeholders from the education sector on different topics that may raise the awareness and understanding of Grades 3 to 5 students under the “AgriKids” program jointly implemented by the ATI and the KCFI.
In her message, ATI-Information Services Division Assistant Chief Pamela Mappala thanked all the partners for their continued support to the program. KCFI Vice President Edric Calma was also present in the activity and reiterated the importance of making interactive learning materials for students.
“Learning is easy when it’s fun,” he said.
The “AgriKids” initiative was introduced in 2021 where educational videos were developed and aired via the Knowledge Channel for Kinder to Grade 2 students. These videos are also available for use of teachers as part of their lessons or as supporting materials during discussions related to agriculture.
Through this program, the ATI and the KCFI aim to bring agriculture closer to all students under the K–12 program of the Department of Education.
All “AgriKids” video resources are available on the Knowledge Channel's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/watch/341812248247/487412823490676/