Students of San Vicente Elementary School in San Vicente, Oriental Mindoro, through Fr. Lawrence LLona, SVD, received an educational television package from ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.’s Programa Genio – a special project under ALKFI’s Operation Sagip.

A photo opportunity during the turn-over of ETV package with Fr. Lawrence.

R-L: Mae Medina (ALKFI’s Learning and Development Manager), Fr. Lawrence Llona, SVD (Missionary to Uganda, Africa), and Rino Ramos (ALKFI’s Senior Marketing Officer)

Fr. Lawrence said this will help encourage students to stay in school. “Some students, after lunch, they no longer come back to school for their afternoon classes because they will watch television instead. But with this, their lessons are now on screen as if they are just watching cartoons or teleseryes, their discussions will be more entertaining. It will help them and their teachers.”

An ETV package has DVD materials of educational shows that were developed to enhance learning through multi-media – Sineskwela (Science), MathTinik (Mathematics), Hiraya Manawari (Values Education), Bayani (Philippine History), and Epol Apple (English). It also includes a teacher training video, an episode guide, and a 32-inch television and a DVD player. ABS-CBN Foundation International shouldered the cost for the television and DVD player for San Vicente ES.

San Vicente ES is a school with indigenous people from the Mangyan tribe.