“As the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) is the major stakeholder in the implementation of Brigada Eskwela, the parents should help in maintaining our schools,” according to George Hamoy, vice president of the Federated PTA in the city schools division here.
Speaking during the opening of Brigada Eskwela last May 15, Hamoy said “other stakeholders just come and go but we, the parents, will remain. So, we must help our schools prepare for the opening of classes.”
Brigada Eskwela is an annual program of the Department of Education (DepEd) held every third week of May before the official start of classes, bringing together, teachers, parents, students and stakeholders in voluntary efforts in the maintenance of public schools.
Dr. Olga C. Alonsabe, officer-in-charge of the city schools division also explained that “the Brigada Eskwela was first implemented in 1998 with the end in view of tapping the support of all stakeholders, as the DepEd could not do the school maintenance all by itself.
This year Brigada Eskwela bears the Theme: Isang DepEd, Isang Pamayaan, Isang Bayanihan, Para sa Handa at Ligtas na Paaralan (One DepEd, One Community, One Bayanihan for a Ready and Safe School).
The Iligan City Schools Division formally launched its Brigada Eskwela at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries, capped by a motorcade around the city thoroughfares.
(Photo credit: depedcdo.com)