DEPED Officially Started Brigada Eskwela 2016
The Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Valencia City has officially started the Brigada Eskwela 2016 also known as the National Schools Maintenance Week from May 30 to June 4, 2016.
With the theme: “Tayo Para sa Paaralang Ligtas, Maayos, at Handa Mula Kindergarten Hanggang Senior High School”, DepEd intends to unite communities and encourages stakeholders to participate and contribute their time and resources to help prepare schools for the opening of classes.
The City Government together with the local stakeholders, students, parents, community members, non-government organizations, church groups and the private sector joined forces to help ensure that all public school facilities are ready for the opening of classes in June.
All volunteers, equipped with their cleaning and painting materials, actively participated in the program and rendered their skills, shared their time, and provided their support to public schools.
In a short program held at Valencia City Central School, the essence of cooperative efforts to help respond to the needs of public schools were highlighted. Different services such as free haircut and dental services were also offered to the students.
The school teachers were also thankful to all the volunteers and sponsors for donating painting materials and health kit.
The Brigada Eskwela has become one of the major initiatives of DepEd in enjoining local communities to respond the needs of public schools and be part of a nationwide effort towards improving Philippine basic education.
DepEd ensures the implementation of the maintenance effort in all public elementary and secondary schools and the involvement of the community and local stakeholders to the activity.
The activity was graced by Ms. Barbara D. Obedencio, Elementary School Principal II, Ms. Margie M. Bayagna, PhD, District Supervisor, Ms. Annajojie S. Agulan, Brigada Eskwela Chairman, and City Councilors Hon. Camilo E. Pepito and Hon. Glenn P. Peduche together Atty. Marlowe C. Selecios, City Legal Officer who represented the City Mayor Hon. Azucena P. Huervas.