PASIG CITY, March 19, 2019 – The Department of Education (DepEd), through the External Partnerships Service (EPS), spearheaded a convergence meeting with national government agencies (NGAs) and government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) to strengthen partnerships for Brigada Eskwela at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan on March 13.
Slated on May 20 to 25, 2019 with the theme, “Matatag na Bayan para sa Maunlad na Paaralan,”Brigada Eskwela aims to bring together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort, and resources to prepare public schools for the opening of classes.
“We’re now trying to equip all of our school officials from the various local levels of governance—from the school, district, schools division, region, and up to the central office—about partnership. We would like to change their mindset. Ito ay mga mahahalagang tao, indibidwal, korporasyon, ahensiya o opisina, sangay ng gobyerno na makatutulong sa atin para mangyari ‘yung misyon natin bilang Kagawaran ng Edukasyon,” Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs, External Partnerships, and Project Management Service Tonisito M.C. Umali, Esq. shared.
Umali further emphasized everyone’s role in the provision of quality education for all: “Sa aming paglalakbay para protektahan at isulong ang karapatan ng bawat Filipino sa isang de-kalidad na edukasyon, dapat ang bawat pamilya, komunidad, ang lahat ng stakeholders ay kasama. Ang pagtuturo at paghubog sa ating mga anak ay isang kolektibong responsibilidad nating lahat.”
Source: DepEd Press Release
According tu BuhayTeacher, in 2007 alone, Brigada Eskwela hit a record high of 90% participation among school communities, generating more than P2.5 billion worth of support-in kind and volunteer man-hours. It has proven to continue to gain more mileage among communities, corporations, small-medium enterprises, government and non-government organizations and private individuals. Indeed, Brigada Eskwela is becoming DepEd’s model of genuine public and private partnership in action.
As the Department endeavors to solve the many challenges facing Philippine education, Brigada Eskwela will serve as one of its front line initiatives reminding each and every Filipino that we are all stakeholders in education.
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