It was another successful run of the Brigada Eskwela 2018 by the Department of Education (DepEd) here in Naga City and Camarines Sur. The Brigada Eskwela, the annual National Schools Maintenance Week conducted last May 28 to June 2, 2018, aims to gather all education stakeholders to participate and contribute to making public schools ecologically conscious, clean, and conducive to learning prior to the start of classes.
This year’s Brigada Eskwela theme “Pagkakaisa Para sa Handa, Ligtas at Matatag na Paaralan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan,” embodied the Bayanihan style cooperation that everyone involved in the activity showed.
As one of the partners in community development, the Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) through its Corporate Social Responsibility program made Brigada Eskwela one of its major projects this quarter with the incessant support from the Board of Directors led by Chairman Jorge T. Palma and the Management team headed by Acting General Manager Virgilio B. Luansing I.
With 21 beneficiary schools this year both from Naga City and 4 municipalities in Camarines Sur, the MNWD distributed customized water drums including information, education, and communication (IEC) materials. The water district also provided plumbing services such as basic water pipeline repairs with the initial inspection of the schools conducted on the first week of May.
Last Thursday, May 24, MNWD together with its official mascot “Isay” participated during the kick-off program hosted by the Naga City Science High School (NCSHS).
Further, the team provided some entertainment to the students of Calauag Elementary School on the first day of classes on June 4 with the special appearance of “Isay.” This outreach was made possible by the gracious permitting of school principal Dr. Ma. Theresa R. Ruizo.
The pupils had an early first-day high from the intermission shared by our very energetic mascot and gained valuable insights from the brief talk on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and water conservation given by Maide D. Sison, Public Relations and External Affairs Section (PREAS) Head.
Meanwhile, on June 1, Ms. Sison together with representatives from DepEd Naga and the Barangay Council, were invited to judge the Best Brigada Eskwela Implementing Grade Level at Calauag Elementary School.
The event was meritorious because the said school was able to gain constructive responses from the comments and recommendations by the judges relative to improvement plans.
Kudos to the MNWD Brigada Eskwela team with the support from the Water Distribution and Restoration Division (WDRD) headed by Engr. Gilbert V. Eleazar through Wilson A. Alayan, Administrative/General Services, Materials and Supply Management Division (AGSMSMD) led by Virginia I. Nero, mascot wearers Jeric B. Pacheco and Roque M. Rosales, and PREAS.
(Auria S. Gonzales)