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Volunteerism makes 'Brigada Eskwela' successful, DepEd says

by Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon (25 May) -- Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Mona Valisno, in a statement said that the community spirit of volunteerism is very strong as thousands of parents, teachers, community members and government personnel volunteered to do repair works and clean up in all public elementary and secondary schools across the country as the Department of Education (DepEd) launched the May 24 synchronized "Brigada Eskwela."

In an interview, Bukidnon Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Ingrid Racoma said the Brigada Eskwela is an annual activity also known as National Schools Maintenance Week that involves local businesses, alumni, students, government, non-government organizations and other volunteers who share their precious time and skills to do minor repair works such as repainting of the roof and walls, repair of leaking water pipes, ceiling panels, shattered windows and upkeep of other school assets for impressive classrooms and campuses.

"Some corporations also offered materials, goods, and some donations, aside from the efforts / labor they poured in. I salute the volunteers whose selfishness and willingness to help prepare our schools for the June opening made this project successful," she said.

She also emphasized that all donations were recorded in quantifiable unit subject for audit and review.

Brigada Eskwela is an initiative of DepEd where community works together in mobilizing resources to make schools an excellent place for learning.

"This project runs from May 24-28, but in Bukidnon, we mean to continue this before the schools' classes start this June," Racoma said. (PIA Bukidnon) [top]

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