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It’s all systems go for the 2019 edition of the Brigada Eskwela or the School Maintenance Week as the SDO and LGU Officials marked the first burst of “Bayanihan” last May 15, 2019 at the Board Room of the City Operations Center.

This Inter-agency Meeting, organized by Mr. Christopher E. Cabradilla, Brigada Eskwela Division Coordinator, intends to iron out the preparations for a spectacular staging of the Brigada Eskwela 2019 with the theme- “Matatag na Bayan Para sa Maunlad na Bayan” which aptly captures the ultimate goal of DepEd’s aspirations for all the schools in th country.

The preparation for the week-long ‘Bayanihan of the People in Schools’ was carefully planned through the instructions of Dr. Alejandro G. Ibañez, OIC SDS, to make sure that schools should be ready on the first day of school and that learners should not be the one cleaning their classrooms on that day. “We want to make sure that everything is smoothly carried out towards the realization of preparing our schools for the June opening”, he stressed.

The Inter-agency meeting was participated in by the head of government agencies such as the San Juan City PNP, City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP), City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), City Health Office (CHO), General Services Division (GSD), Persons with Disability Office (PWDO) and many more who are involved in the promotion of the Brigada Eskwela ideals and objectives.

Brigada Eskwela, an activity undertaken in public schools every third week of May or two weeks before classes begin, is a nationwide voluntary effort which started in 2003. Parents, teachers and community gathered together to do clean up and repairs to prepare the rooms for the beginning of the new school year. It is also participated by individual, private organizations, business sectors, local and national government agencies which together share their efforts, time and resources.

Article written by:

Jay F. Macasieb (ASP II / Research Coordinator)

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