DepEd honors 144 best Brigada Eskwela school implementers
The Department of Education gives recognition to 144 public schools which displayed exemplary performance in mobilizing community participation for the Brigada Eskwela – an annual pre- school opening maintenance activity.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the Brigada Eskwela is a fine example of how various sectors of the community become one under the banner of education.
“I believe that when it comes to education, people are naturally moved to work as one,” added Luistro.
Brigada Eskwela is a school maintenance program that engages education stakeholders both in the government and the private sector to contribute their time, resources and effort to spruce up public schools before class opening.
This year, Brigada Eskwela generated over P1 billion worth of repair, construction and maintenance support, as well as volunteer services.
Based on performance monitoring and evaluation of 45,625 public schools nationwide, some 144 schools were identified as Best School Implementers of Brigada Eskwela this year. Of these exemplary schools, 70 are from Luzon, 30 are from Visayas and 44 schools are from Mindanao. These schools were formally recognized in ceremonies at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas office in Manila.
Meanwhile, DepEd has elevated to the Brigada Eskwela Hall of Fame schools those which have sustained their accomplishments for three consecutive years. A total of 39 schools qualified for this award. They were singled out based on the scope of repair and maintenance work the schools have completed, the construction materials they have generated, volunteer man-days mobilized and over-all impact of the undertaking in the physical improvement of the schools.
Luistro gave the award together with BSP Monetary Board member Felipe Medalla and DepEd Assistant Secretary Reynaldo Laguda. The event was attended by some 700 LGU officials, Adopt-A-School program coordinators, school officials, parents, teachers and guests from the private sector.