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The Department of Education (DepEd) shall conduct this year's Brigada Eskwela known also as the National Schools Maintenance Week on May 23-28, 2011. On May 23, the Central Office and field offices will hold a caravan to launch the first day of Brigada Eskwela. Brigada Eskwela is a school maintenance program that engages all education stakeholders to contribute their time, effort and resources in ensuring that public school facilities are set in time for the forthcoming school opening.
DepEd Brigada Eskwela 2011 (picture)
This DepEd-wide activity will begin at 6:00 a.m. with the route of the caravan to begin at the Central Office for participants based at the DepEd main office and the National Capital Region (NCR), and at the regional offices for participants from the field. The final stop of the caravan should be in a public school where an official kick-off ceremony will be held.
All Adopt-a-School Program (ASP) participating partners and other organizations shall coordinate with the ASP Secretariat for proper guidance.
All DepEd employees are encouraged to join the Brigada Eskwela activities by offering their skills or providing their support in-kind to public schools near their residence. Interested employees are given two (2) days to do volunteer work on official time, provided that such work is approved by their head of office.
Expenses relative to the conduct of this activity shall be charged to local funds, subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
The deadline for submission of the Brigada Eskwela Accomplishment Report to the ASP Secretariat is on August 15, 2011.
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