Mintal, Davao City –Mintal Elementary School hosted the regional culmination program of Brigada Eskwela 2017 on May 19, 2017 at Mintal Elementary School gym.
Close to 300 stakeholders from the academe, national line agencies, local government units, private sectors, parents, and community associations attended the ceremonial closing program of the week-long “bayanihan para sapaaralan,” dubbed as BrigadaEskwela, which kicked-off on May 15, 2017. The activity is the national schools’ maintenance week that aims to bring together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort and resources to prepare public school facilities in time for the opening of the new school year.
Hon. Ramon M. Bargamento II, Barangay Captain, Mintal, Davao City, gave his welcome message to all the attendees and expressed appreciation to DepEd officials for choosing Mintal to play host to the regional culmination program. He also assured the stakeholders that the barangay council will always be supportive of DepEd’s programs and projects in his barangay.
In her message, Maria Ines C. Asuncion, Schools Division Superintendent, reported the success stories of Brigada Eskwela in Davao City and the resources generated by the schools from twenty elementary districts and 9 clusters in the secondary level, amounting to Php 94 million as of May 19, 2017. She continued that the amount is unprecedented as it breached the 2016 figures.
Atty. Alberto T. Escobarte, Regional Director, DepEd Region XI, made sure to enlighten all the stakeholders present during the activity that the intention of Brigada Eskwela is to send a clear message to the public that the whole community has an essential and vital role in the development and education of children. “Let us congratulate ourselves for this tremendous accomplishment. We (DepEd) are confident that we are prepared to welcome our learners for the school opening on June 5, 2017,” Atty. Escobarte, added.
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