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DepEd launches 'Brigada Eskwela 2012'

posted May 20, 2012, 11:10 PM by Admin JPENHS

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Education on Monday launched Brigada Eskwela  2012 to encourage the public to join its campaign to clean piblic shools' classrooms and other  facilities in preparation for school opening on June 4.

Bro. Armin Luistro, DepEd Sectretary, led the caravan, which left the DepEd main office in Pasign City at 6 a.m. to proceed to the Justo Lukban Elementary School in Paco, Manila, a television report said. This week is also the National School Maintenance Consciousness Week. T

In Manila, the caravan was joined by Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and many volunteers including parents to clean and spruce up school facilities. Foreign volunteers,  including Australiand and employees of the United States Agency for International Development, also joined the caravan. The caravan will be held until May 26.

Filipino soldiers also joined the caravan and used a military truck to announce to and convince the public to join the clean up activities.

Brigada Eskwela 2012 will also focus on ensuring adequate toilet and water system for students.  This year is the ninth year  that the DepEd is holding the program. - Cheryl M. Arcibal