Brigada Eskwela receives huge turn-out of donations
The Department of Education’s National Schools Maintenance Week, also known as the Brigada Eskwela, has generated an equivalent amount of P15.9 billion worth of donations in kind and man-hours since its launch in 2003.
Official reports of generated resources for Brigada saw significant increase in volunteer hours and in-kind donations from both elementary and secondary schools from all 17 regions of the country.
“Through Brigada Eskwela, we are promoting the spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility for the benefit of our students. The support extended to us by private sectors and the civil society is truly heartwarming,” DepEd Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said.
Total donations of last year’s Brigada, reached P2.02 billion worth of volunteer time and materials such as paint, cement, lumber, and cleaning materials for school repair.
Brigada Eskwela encourages volunteers to give their time and donate cleaning and repair materials for minor repairs and maintenance work in schools in preparation for the start of the school year.
This year’s Brigada was launched on May 21 and ended on May 26 nationwide.
Secretary Luistro was pleased with the huge turn-out of supporters and salutes the volunteers as well as DepEd staff and officials who contributed to the success of the project.