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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bukidnon thanks Brigada Eskwela program

Malaybalay City - When public schools open this June, pupils need not stay outside to clean the school premises or repair things inside their classrooms.

They could go straight to their classrooms for their classes.

Department of Education (Depd) - Bukidnon Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Gloria Benigno said these are some of the positive effects of the “Brigada Eskwela”, a practice observed by parents, pupils, local government officials and teachers to prepare the schools for the opening of classes.

Cleaning the school premises is seen by school officials as well as parents as a way to prevent diseases in children because untrimmed shrubs and stagnant water could host pests like mosquitoes, which might bring illnesses like dengue.

Dr. Benigno emphasized that no budget is involved in the conduct of “Brigada Eskwela”.

Paints and other materials are contributed by parents and local officials in the communities.

"’Brigada Eskwela’ has borne very positive results. It has revived the spirit of Bayanihan in parents and local government officials. It has spawned unity, cooperation and the civic-mindedness of the people. It is a welcome yearly activity in Bukidnon, as in other public schools all over the country," Dr. Benigno said.

After a long vacation, returning to school will be exciting – with the newly painted walls and desks, and garbage-free surroundings to welcome pupils/students on their first day of school for another year of studies. (Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy)


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