TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol May 14 (PIA) --Starting Monday, May 18 to May 23, the Department of Education spearheads the National School Maintenance Week and rolls out Brigada Eskwela 2015.
Through Memorandum 41, series of 2015, the DepED adopts Tayo para sa Kalinisan, Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng ating mga Paaralan, while engaging all stakeholders to contribute time, effort and resources in ensuring that public schools and their facilities are readied for the opening of school year 2015-2016
At the recent Kapihan sa PIA, Ivory Garces, DepEDs Adopt-a-School focal person said, apart from ensuring clean and accident free schools, the DepEd intends to mainstream disaster preparedness principles in schools.
This is while maintaining school preparedness and disaster safety guides to transform schools into safe learning facilities, Garces explained meaning the annual Brigada Eskwela.
Brigada Eskwela enlivens the spirit of voluntarism from all education stakeholders: Government and non government organizations, teachers, parents and concerned organizations to take part in the repair and maintenance activities.
Following this, it also presupposes that Brigada Eskwela does not make non participation a requisite for a kid's enrolment, and even collecting fees for the activity is never allowed, the DepED clarified.
We render voluntary work for the Brigada, because we care for our kids and their comfort while getting public education, we know they are in a safe building, one parent who said he will render service shared to PIA.
This Monday, Bohol Division would be opening the week with a caravan from the Division office to Sta. Cruz Elementary School in Maribojoc, where the launching program would be held.
At the same school site, the DepEd would be recognizing elementary and secondary schools which have shown good examples in the implementation of the school maintenance activities last year.
Cited and made Bohol entries to the regional fest of best Brigada implementers are two Bohol high schools and two elementary schools.
In the afternoon, Garces said the DepED is doing a massive volunteer work at the Sta. Cruz Elementary School.
The same school, which sits on the loose reclaimed land on top of a hill at the church complex, was massively hit by the earthquake, buildings blown off by Yolanda and the succeeding storms while a fire gutted three of its classrooms at the height of storm Seniang. (rac/PIA-7Bohol)