CitySavings co-creates safe school environment with VP Sara Duterte through Brigada Eskwela

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AS THE country prepared for the gradual resumption of face-to-face (F2F) classes, the Department of Education (DepEd) and its external partners launched Brigada Eskwela 2022, which carried the theme “Tugon sa Hamon ng Ligtas na Balik-Aral (A Response to the Challenge of Safe Return to School)” at Imus Pilot Elementary School, Imus, Cavite on Aug. 1, 2022.

With education-focused initiatives at the core of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) City Savings Bank (CitySavings) continued to support the safe opening of the new school year last August. This year, CitySavings helped 200 beneficiary schools nationwide.

On top of safety and sanitation essentials, the Bank also provided medical devices and equipment, learning and teaching supplies, technology support, and emergency kits.

To further co-create a safe learning environment, CitySavings also helped with the maintenance and repair of handwashing facilities, comfort rooms, and classroom facilities.

During the national kick-off, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte expressed her appreciation to all education stakeholders for ensuring the safety of students and teachers as they return to in-person classes.

In a press statement released by the Department of Education, Vice President Duterte said: “With the national government supporting DepEd with the Basic Education Development Plan 2030 serving as our guide, the success of the Department’s plans and programs shall now be completed by undying love for the profession of teaching Filipino children, our children, the future of our nation.”

The bank and its team members have actively supported and volunteered at Brigada Eskwela activities since 2010. CitySavings is focused on providing relevant, accessible, and sustainable CSR programs as it elevates the lives of people of moderate means.