SM Malls in Bulacan will participate anew in the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Brigada Eskwela; an annual activity for the rehabilitation of public schools in the country.
Slated on May 20, volunteers from each mall will join hands in preparing and cleaning classrooms of public schools in Marilao, Baliwag and San Jose Del Monte.
Activities will consist of carpentry works, paint jobs, repairs and replacements of chairs and desks as well as cleanup and restoration of school grounds that include pavement gutters, fences and corridors.
“The Brigada Eskwela is one of SM’s way of giving back to the communities we serve”, shares SM Human Resources Manager Prescila Salamat. She also added that the activity is a perfect way of engaging employees in projects that drive change in society.
On top of the school restoration, volunteers will also pledge cleaning materials and brand new school supplies that include packs of pencils and erasers as well as writing papers and notebooks.
Brigada Eskwela is SM’s annual volunteerism project spearheaded by the Human Resources Department in collaboration with SM Cares and the mall’s Customer Relations Service Department. The program aims to help communities in preparing a better learning environment for students while maximizing civic participation of SM employees.
SM’s Brigada Eskwela in Bulacan will be held at Ibayo Elementary School in Marilao, San Jose Del Monte National High School in San Jose Del Monte and Catulinan Elementary School in Baliwag.