Brigada Eskwela This Year Focuses On School Hygiene, Indigenous Communities

MANILA, Philippines --- BRIGADA Eskwela is an annual school maintenance program of the Department of Education (DepEd) that mobilizes parents, teachers, students, civic, and business groups, local government units, non-government units, and other community residents in repairing and sprucing up schools two weeks before the opening of classes in June.

This year's Brigada Eskwela's main thrust is on the improvement of school and washing facilities to emphasize the importance of sanitation and hygiene among students.

As it does not accept cash donations, Brigada Eskwela urges participants to donate construction and cleaning materials or serve as volunteers. What would have been taken from the government's fund for the maintenance and other operating expenses of public schools, the over R2 billion now being spent in the repair and clean-up activities came from the donations in kind and man-hours spent in school repairs.

DepEd Memo No. 56 series of 2012 encourages all DepEd employees to join the Brigada Eskwela activities by offering their skills and providing their support in kind or assistance to public schools near their residences. They are given two days to do volunteer work on official time, provided that such work is approved by their head of office. Any expenses made relative to the conduct of these activities shall be charged to local funds, subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

Participated in by all 45,000 public elementary and secondary schools nationwide, this Department of Education-wide activity starts with a motorcade from the Central Office en route to the public school where the clean-up drive officially kicks-off. With the concerted efforts of so many sectors, our public schools will be ready to receive students when school opens in June, 2012. MABUHAY!

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Lenten procession more than just a spectacle VERA Files - The Inbox

    Text and photos by Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files Baliuag, Bulacan--This town is hosting what could be the country’s biggest Lenten procession consisting of more than 100 religious statues riding on carriages or carrozas. But concerns are being raised that … Continue reading → …

  • Holy Week in Mt Banahaw: Mysticism meets Catholicism VERA Files - The Inbox

    Text and photos by Patricia Isabel Gloria, VERA Files Dolores, Quezon—Around this time each year, hundreds of devotees flock to Barangay Sta. Lucia in Dolores, Quezon on the slopes of Mount Banahaw to celebrate Holy Week. Here, mysticism meets Catholicism, … Continue reading → …

  • Simbang lakad for Lolo Uweng VERA Files - The Inbox
    Simbang lakad for Lolo Uweng

    By April Anne Benjamin, VERA Files San Pedro, Laguna--For 14 Maundy Thursdays now, Inding Amoranto has prayed the rosary while walking the eight-kilometer distance from her house to the Shrine of Jesus in the Holy Sepulcher in the village of … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options