QC joins 'Brigada Eskwela'
Posted: 2017-May-18 09.48.14 UTC+0800
MANILA — Quezon City has joined the nationwide kick-off of Brigada Eskwela, an annual collaboration between the Department of Education, the private sector and volunteers in preparing and improving public school facilities before the start of the school year.
Mayor Herbert Bautista on Wednesday said the annual Brigada Eskwela creates camaraderie among stakeholders whose goal is to improve the lives of students while studying.
Brigada Eskwela, also known as Bayanihan para sa Paaralan, is a nationwide public school maintenance week held every third week of May.
Teachers, parents and local community residents gather together to repair classroom facilities, such as armchairs and tables, to clean classrooms, and do other required maintenance.
Brigada Eskwela runs from May 15 to 26 with the theme "Isang DepEd, isang pamayanan, isang bayanihan para sa Handa at ligtas na paaralan."
The Department of Education launched Brigada Eskwela in May 2003 to maximize the contribution to public education in the local community level.
The creation of Brigada Eskwela was brought about by the Adopt-A-School Program in 1998, a program in partnership with private companies and professionals who are willing to share their resources to public education. (PNA)