Are you an avid fan of watching documentaries? Are you a student who loves making them? Well, we have good news for you! Knowledge Channel has recently launched Class Project, a show where they tie up with different schools and feature documentaries produced and created by college students.
According to Danie Sedilla-Cruz, channel head of Knowledge Channel, the project's purpose is "to give the spotlight to relevant social issues while giving a platform to student producers and content creators who come up with high-quality content for broadcast."
“As the title already implies, there are so many class projects like documentaries, especially by communication students, that are well-produced and should be shared,” Sedilla-Cruz says.
The partnership with Colegio de San Juan de Letran will be the first in a series of tie-ups with different schools.
Among the documentaries that are set to be aired are “Tahan Na,” which tackles the story of orphans in SOS Children’s Village. The SOS Children’s Village is a private, non-political, non-denominational organization that provides long-term family-based care to children who are in need.
“Tahan Na” tells the story of some of its residents and depicts the heart-warming story of how orphaned children find their permanent homes in the village. They are joined with their fellow orphans and house mothers—who eventually became their family.
Other documentaries include “Triple Kayod,” which showcases the inspiring story of a father juggling three different jobs to support his family, and “Haligi,” which features a father and son as they ride through the streets of Manila in their pedicab.
Aside from making use of Knowledge Channel’s platform of educational television, the project intends to give students at the collegiate level the chance to exhibit their works that will eventually give hope and awareness to students and viewers alike through tackling social issues in the society.
Be ready to get inspired by these real-life stories as the series airs student-made documentaries throughout the school year! You can catch Class Project documentaries every Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Knowledge Channel.
Founded in 1999, Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. is the only non-profit organization in the Philippines that offers curriculum-based, multimedia educational resources, and professional teacher trainings to improve teaching skills, thereby helping audiences learn better through technology.
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Banner photograph from Knowledge Channel.