PDEA to join 2019 ‘Brigada Eskwela’ nationwide

In the spirit of volunteerism and community service, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will join the Department of Education’s (DepED) 2019 Brigada Eskwela program nationwide on May 20-25, 2019.

This is the first time PDEA will participate in the yearly undertaking throughout the country.

This year’s Brigada Eskwela with the theme “Matatag na Bayan Para sa Maunlad na Paaralan”, is the National Schools Maintenance Week that aims to gather  together communities and education stakeholders including teachers, parents and students to participate and help prepare public school facilities for the opening of the school year in June 2019.

PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino, in a memorandum, directed all PDEA Regional Offices to actively participate in the week long initiative, and help ensure its  effective implementation in selected public elementary and secondary schools in their respective areas.

“PDEA agents and personnel are more than ready to extend assistance in cleaning up classrooms and school grounds, and the repair and repainting of walls, ceilings, chairs, tables and other fixtures, in preparation for a safe, clean, and conducive learning environment for incoming students,” Aquino said.

PDEA has allocated an ample budget for every province covered by the agency’s 17 Regional Offices for the purchase of cleaning and beautification materials to be used during the program.

“In keeping with the Filipino spirit of bayanihan, PDEA volunteers its effort, time and resources to participate in the country’s quest to foster safe, healthy learning environment for today’s students and become tomorrow’s productive citizens,” the PDEA chief said.Attachments area