January 30, 2023

To make more learning resources available through a free video-sharing website, the Curriculum and Learning Management Division (CLMD) of the Department of Education-Cordillera has launched its official YouTube channel.
Dubbed as “DamiKnow,” the channel is in support to the blended distance learning delivery in the region and will serve as an access point and repository of locally developed and contextualized learning resources where learners, parents, and teachers can view and download supplementary materials to be used online or offline.
CLMD Chief Carmel F. Meris said that the channel, aside from being an avenue for knowledge sharing, shall also showcase the talents of DepEd-Cordillera personnel in the production of quality assured videos, multimedia presentations, audiobook, and other materials that would also advocate and preserve the educational indigenous knowledge and practices in the region.
“The name DamiKnow was conceptualized as it is seen that our region has a bountiful resource of human ingenuity, skills, and values and at the same time it emphasizes the importance of sharing and gaining such knowledge, skills, and values,” added Meris.
Alongside the launching, the office released Memorandum 255, s. 2020 that outlines the guidelines and overview of the YouTube channel, to which everybody is encouraged to subscribe.
The DepEd-Cordillera also formally sealed its partnership with Tata Consultancy Services Incorporated (TCS-Philippines), a global leader in IT services, consulting, and business solutions for their GoIT Program.
The program is designed to engage learners and empower them to be digital innovators of tomorrow and gain confidence in taking Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Information Technology (STEM-IT)-related courses.
“This partnership comes very timely as we encourage our learners to be more involved and choose careers in line with Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology especially if we want our Cordilleran learners to be more globally competitive and positive contributors to their communities,” said Regional Director May B. Eclar during the virtual signing of a memorandum of understanding with officials from TCS Philippines such as Country Head Shiju Varghese.
Varghese expressed his gratitude of the partnership opportunity as they plan to expand their GoIT program nationwide.
“It is an honor to partner with you in this endeavor that would lead to making the Philippines one of the IT destinations in Southeast Asia and we are glad to start it here in the Cordillera,” added Varghese.
According to the firm’s website, the Tata Consultancy Services Limited is an Indian multinational information technology services and consulting company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is a subsidiary of the Tata Group and operates in 149 locations across 46 countries including Philippines.
Priming for teacher-facilitators is ongoing and training for grade 10 learners will start in October until April of 2021.
The Cordillera Regional Science High School in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet was chosen as pilot school and training of their learners is set from Sept. 23 to 25. – Georaloy I. Palao-ay with reports from Kaye Shaira B. Dizon