The Department of Education (DepEd) encourages education stakeholders to take part in the conduct of this year’s Brigada Eskwela on May 30 to June 4, 2016 with the theme: “Tayo Para sa Paaralang Ligtas, Maayos at Handa Mula Kindergarten Hanggang Senior High School.”
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said the government is doing all it can to ensure that the schools are ready to welcome students for school year 2016-2017. “The annual Brigada Eskwela is our version of modern ‘bayanihan’ where all sectors pitch in to make sure that our schools are clean, safe, disaster-prepared and conducive to learning when students troop back to the schools in June,” Luistro added.
Through the Brigada Eskwela, DepEd, its partners from the national government agencies, private sector, non-government organizations, community members and individual volunteers mobilize resources and join together to do maintenance works in all public elementary and secondary schools nationwide. The partner agencies also contribute school furniture, construction and repair materials and manual labor as part of their civic duty.
“Our goal here is to see to it that on June 13, our classrooms are busy with the day’s lesson because the schools have already been prepared,” Luistro explained.
DepEd affirms that with the combined efforts from different sectors, schools are more ready for the nationwide implementation of the Senior High School of the K to 12 Program for basic education.
Since the Brigada Eskwela started in 2003, some P28.6 billion worth of resources have been recorded by DepEd. From an informal initiative in the early years, it is now institutionalized and is part of the annual school opening activity.
Interested groups or individuals can coordinate with the Office of the Undersecretary for Partnerships and External Linkages at (02) 633-7207, External Partnerships Service-Adopt-a-School Program Secretariat at (02) 638-8637, (02) 638-8639 or any DepEd Field Offices and public schools nationwide.
source : Deped Website