by: Rachelle M. Bernabe

     With the resumption of classes on June 5th, the Department of Education re-launched its nationwide Brigada Eskwela program on Monday, May 15, 2017.

     The annual Brigada Eskwela is our version of modern ‘bayanihan’ where all sectors pitch in to make sure that our schools are clean, safe, disaster-prepared and conducive to learning when students troop back to the schools in June.

     In this light, Rafael Palma Elementary School kicked-off its annual Brigada Eskwela 2017 with the theme “Isang DepEd, Isang Pamayanan, Isang Bayanihan Para sa Handa at Ligtas na Paaralan”, a week-long program and activities with a parade that covered all the nearby barangays, inviting parents, children, stakeholders to participate in the 7-day clean-up and rehabilitation program of the school.

     Among the participants were parents of the pupils from Grades 1-6, Barangay Chairpersons and their staff, private institutions and neighboring schools, as well as the local government sector.

     It was indeed very fruitful and the spirit of bayanihan was evident all throughout the weeklong program.