“Brigada Eskwela” opening successful, says DepEd

May 21, 2013 10:12 pm 

BUTUAN CITY, May 21 — The first day of the “Brigada Eskwela” in government schools in the city Monday was very successful, says a top official of the Department of Education.

City Schools Division Supt. Josita Carmen said in a local radio interview the parents, teachers, community representatives and other stakeholders were united to prepare the classrooms and the school environment as a whole for the opening of the schools in June 3.

All the government-run elementary schools and high schools participated in Monday's opening activities she said.

According to Carmen, they have included in their first priority the basic necessities such as water, light and electricity

The local electric cooperative which is the Agusan del Norte Electric Cooperative (ANECO) checked all the electrical connections of the city schools.

The power facility, she said, contributed cans of paints and paint brushes for the F.R. Sibayan and Brgy. Ampayon Elementary School.

”This is a revival of the Bayanihan spirit,” Carmen said adding that as early as the month of March they already had planned for the resource mobilization of the schools for the “Brigada Eskwela.”

The purpose, Carmen said, is to mobilize the stakeholders to prepare the schools for the first day of classes.

The PTA, according to the official, had also contributed its share and other schools took some funding out of their maintenance and operating expenses (MOE) and also from some generous donors.

Carmen pointed out that the education of the children must be a community effort and this is the aim, she said of DepEd’s new program dubbed as “A Child-centered Community Educational System (ACCES).“ (PNA)

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