Here’s how you can volunteer for DepEd’s upcoming Brigada Eskwela on May 20-25

Here’s how you can volunteer for DepEd’s upcoming Brigada Eskwela on May 20-25

By Kristelle Bechayda

The Department of Education is set to hold its annual Brigada Eskwela in all public elementary and secondary levels on May 20-25.

A National Schools Maintenance Week, this annual event aims to bring together all education stakeholders to help in preparing the public school facilities for the upcoming class opening on June 3.

This year’s theme is Matatag na Bayan para sa Maunlad na Paaralan and the national kick-off program will be held on May 16 in a public school that will be announced later. Meanwhile, regional offices and school division offices will have their own kick-off ceremonies on May 20.

While educational stakeholders and DepEd employees are encouraged to participate, individual or group volunteers from both public and private sectors are also welcome to help. They are advised to coordinate with any of the following for guidance:

-External Partnerships Service (EPS) of the DepEd Central Office.

-Education Support Services Division (ESSD) in the regional offices.

-Social Mobilization (SocMob) and Networking Section under the Schools Governance and Operations Division (SGOD) in the SDOs

-School heads of the beneficiary schools.

A Compensatory Time Off (CTO) will be granted to nonteaching personnel for rendering eight hours of service in the maintenance efforts on the last day of the Brigada Eskwela Week, which is on a Saturday. Teaching personnel, on the other hand, are entitled to a one-day service credit.

For the official guidelines on this year’s Brigada Eskwela, click here.