Bridging Gaps, Changing Lives
through Educational Technologies
Solar Learning is an educational foundation that aims to bridge the gaps in Philippine education to make it more accessible, more inclusive, and more up-to-date with the 21st century. The foundation offers an alternative learning structure through a virtual academy for learners in Primary School, Junior High School, and Vocational.
At present, Solar Learning has three offerings:
- K-3TV Project
- Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS developed in partnership with La Salle Green Hills
K-3TV Project is a partnership between Solar Learning, DepEd NCR and Thames International to produce DepEd-approved modules for television for Key Stage 1 pupils in Kinder to Grade 3 levels. Launched in September 2021, the project aims to address the loss of academic skills when children are not in school. Kids, most especially, must be regularly engaged so that they can acquire knowledge and become more inclined to learn. Thus, the K-3TV Project addresses loss of learning through TV instruction. Video lessons for the Key Stage 1 pupils are aired on the DepED NCR Prime Channel, initially available on Digital Free-To-Air TV Channel 21 in Metro Manila, with plans for this channel to be replicated in provinces outside Metro Manila.
Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS developed in partnership with La Salle Green Hills
Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS developed in partnership with La Salle Green Hills — an enhanced, digital and asynchronous program delivered through the Tuklas mobile app. Solar learning Tuklas Digital ALS is patterned after the Department of Education’s curriculum for the Accreditation and Equivalency Program, an alternative pathway for learners who are literate but are unable to complete 10 years of basic education. Through Tuklas Digital ALS, learners can study and complete Junior High School by way of blended learning (Internet, Pay-television, videos, and individualized instruction).
Solar Learning is also offering skills-based courses to educate and train individuals on specific skills required by the labor market. This program also offers job placement assistance for the graduates of the vocational courses.
Solar Learning Program Partners
AidEd Philippines is a consortium composed of La Salle Green Hills, Namnama Social Ventures, and KlikEd Open Learning System. AidEd Philippines is the developer of the Tuklas Digital ALS Learning Management System, and its La Salle Green Hills teachers serve as the mentors of the Tuklas Digital ALS learners.
Thames International is the Philippines’ first entrepreneurship college. Established in 1999, it is also the country’s first international college with degree options from the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. Thames International will be developing and co-implementing Solar Learning’s vocational courses.
Solar Entertainment Corporation
Solar Entertainment Corporation is a Filipino media company involved in television networks and motion picture production. The company is one of the top content providers in Southeast Asia. Solar Entertainment handles the broadcast and channel management of the DepED NCR Prime Channel and DepED ALS Channel.
DepEd ALS (Department of Education Alternative Learning System) is administered by the Philippines’ Department of Education. Described as a “second chance education program,” it gives out-of-school youth and adults an opportunity to acquire basic and functional literacy skills and access equivalent pathways to complete basic education. DepEd ALS is the creator of the Tuklas Digital ALS curriculum, managed by learning facilitators and mobile teachers. It also administers the Accreditation & Equivalency Assessment and grants the Certificate of Secondary Level Completion to the Tuklas Digital ALS learner.
DepEd NCR Prime
DepEd NCR Prime, the office behind the Basic Education and Learning Continuity Plan, provides the content of the DepED NCR Prime Channel.
Sandiwaan Center for Learning
Sandiwaan Center for Learning is the proponent of the Convergence Theory of Learning that promotes the inculcation of the values of integrity, solidarity, and creativity so learners can become better human beings. Sandiwaan Center for Learning enhances the Tuklas Digital ALS curriculum through its Convergence Theory of Learning.