The 2019 Brigada Eskwela logo, banner, and shirt design are now available for download here at Buhay Teacher. These print resources are part of the preparation for this year’s National Schools Maintenance week dubbed as the Brigada Eskwela with the theme “Matatag na Bayan para sa Maunlad na Paaralan.”
The Department of Education (DepEd) will conduct the 2019 Brigada Eskwela from May 20 to 25, 2019 as an annual activity of bringing together the different stakeholders of education towards a common goal of preparing the public schools for the opening of classes in June.
This 2019 Brigada Eskwela Logo was made exclusively by Buhay Teacher. You can download the high resolution file below but please do not post it on other blogs or websites without our permission.
The education of the Filipino youth is everybody’s concern. While government is tasked to provide free and quality education to every Filipino child and youth, the community where they grow is an important stakeholder in their education. The private sector, which will sooner or later employ these young Filipinos, is also an important stakeholder in their education. The successful collaboration of all these stakeholders is therefore pivotal in ensuring that Filipino children and youth go to school, remain in school and learn in school. It poses a great challenge to educational stakeholders.
It was with this spirit of volunteerism and public-private partnership for education that Republic Act 8525, or the “Adopt-A-School Act” was made in 1998.Through the Adopt-A-School Program (ASP), private sector companies and professionals are given the opportunity to contribute in improving the public education system of the country. To recognize their goodwill, they can avail of tax incentives of up to 150%. Over the years, the Adopt-A-School Program has attracted more than 200 partners, generating some P6 billion worth of projects and interventions.
In its effort to bring the spirit of the Adopt-A-School Program to the community level and maximize civil participation and utilize local resources to improve the public schools, the Department of Education launched the National Schools Maintenance Week in May 2003. Dubbed, Brigada Eskwela, the program brought together teachers, parents and community members every third week of May to work together in repairing and preparing public schools for school opening. In the spirit of bayanihan, private institutions/individuals and even the local government units contributed in generating resources for the effort. During the week-long event, volunteers take time out in doing minor repairs, painting, and cleaning of school campuses.
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.