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Brigada Eskwela’ in typhoon-torn Catanduanes

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By Elmer James Bandol

VIRAC, Catanduanes, 11May2017 ( — ‘Brigada Eskwela’ will kick-off this year in this typhoon-torn island province from May 11 to 19 and to bring powerful message on the nationwide “schools maintenance week” from Department of Education (DepEd) Assistant Secretary Tonisito M. C. Umali in preparation for the opening of classes in June.

This was learned from DepEd Bicol regional office following feedback from the local media that certain division has solicited support from local politicians regarding Brigada Eskwela that aims to bring together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute time, efforts and resources in preparing public schools facilities to be used by school children.

DepEd Regional Dir. Ramon Fiel G. Abscede explained during press briefing yesterday that this yearly concerted group activity is voluntary and not mandatory nor a requisite for parents to enable their children to be accommodated in the school. He reminded school heads the guidelines in the implementation of 2017 Brigada Eskwela.
Under said Brigada guidelines DepEd implementers are not allowed to receive assistance or support from companies and “other players” in the tobacco industry while members of the Armed Forces are allowed to participate as volunteers, however, must wear civilian or work clothes not military uniform during the school maintenance activity.

During this stakeholder’s mobilization, teaching personnel are entitled to earn vacation three-day service credits from their six-day involvement in the weeklong Brigada Eskwela.

Brigada Eskwela is an offshoot of the famous African proverb quotation: “It takes a Village to Raise a Child” which stricken the truth that everybody must be involved and nobody must be left behind in maintaining the school, likened to a child, as an education institution. []

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