EdVenture, the edutech startup of Globe's corporate venture builder 917Ventures, has partnered with the Knowledge Channel to produce entertaining and educational episodes of "Wikaharian," an animated series of Filipino lessons.
The partnership seeks to teach Filipino students through reading with the Marungko method. This approach is designed to improve students’ reading skills by introducing letters based on sound instead of the traditional arrangement. The letters are then used in localized and contextualized songs and poems for the students to remember and learn them better.
EdVenture tutor Lara Flores, an experienced public school teacher majoring in Filipino, will be the guest storyteller on Wikaharian Online World for four episodes.
The series, to be hosted by Ate Michelle, started airing on September 19, with the rest of the episodes slated to come out on September 26, October 3 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Knowledge Channel’s Facebook, and the FYE channel on Kumu. It will also be aired on Knowledge Channel TV every Friday with replays every Saturday and Sunday at 6:40 a.m. and 6:40 p.m.
“Wikaharian” is a project of the Knowledge Channel to promote reading and numeracy through arts and culture. Knowledge Channel is the first and only curriculum-based educational television channel in the Philippines owned and operated by Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc.
“EdVenture’s collaboration with Knowledge Channel is part of our advocacy to provide 21st-century quality education to Filipino learners while increasing the quality of life of Filipino teachers. Through Wikaharian, we hope to help develop an interest in reading among children and make learning fun for them,” said Cristina Gervasio, EdVenture Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
The platform continues to integrate technology into the teaching-learning process of students and equip parents with what they need to catalyze educational transformation. At the same time, it provides additional income to hundreds of Filipino teachers.
EdVenture offers high-quality, affordable, and inclusive one-on-one tutorials in Math, Science, English, Filipino, Reading, and Araling Panlipunan to students in preschool to Grade 10. It has packages that provide intensive tutoring sessions and access to free and exclusive learning materials.
Learn more about EdVenture by visiting edventure.ph.