Brigada Eskwela is year-long - DepEd
Tagbilaran City (31 May) -- The Brigada Eskwela wont be just for a week, instead becomes a sustainable activity of communities helping the schools attain the ultimate goal of education for all, explains Department of Education authorities during the recent Kapihan sa PIA.
According to Dr. Erlinda Mahinay, the Brigada Eskwela, which allows members of the communities to show their concern for education through voluntary services in repairing and maintaining government schools is just the formal opening of a yearlong activity implemented by the DepEd.
This is so that by June 15, the pupils do not necessarily get stalled for clean up or repair jobs but proceeds directly to their classes and miss nothing of the 202 school days for this year, Dr. Mahinay said.
The Brigada eskwela also happens to be just one of the major activities characterized by a massive DepEd campaign to get all school age kids back to classes. (PIA-Bohol) [top]