/ 4 December 2021

THE SCIENCE Education Institute signed a partnership agreement with Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics more accessible to students and teachers.

The SEI is an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology.

The agreement was signed by SEI Director Josette Biyo, Chief Science Research Specialist Ruby Cristobal, and KCFI President and Executive Director Elvira Lopez Bautista and Director of Operations, Edric Calma.

“Through this partnership, we will be able to reach new horizons and bring STEM closer to our youth as the DOST-SEI and The Knowledge Channel collaborate to uphold the value of science, technology, and innovation in building up the next generation of Filipino youth,” Biyo said.

Bautista said that the collaboration was the latest of many partnerships between the KCFI and the DOST.

Through the agreement, the SEI produced video programs for initial programs such as RadyoEskwela sa Siyensya and TuklaSiyensya, Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition, imake.wemake Youth Innovation Prize Award, #Push4Science Campaign, and the Climate Science Youth Camp.

Bautista noted that the DOST-SEI’s mathematics and science courseware have reached hundreds of schools nationwide thanks to Knowledge Channel’s portable media libraries.

“We are thrilled to enter into yet another exciting collaboration. We’ve been on this adventure of introducing our young Filipino children to the world of STEM for many years,” she said.