The school is more than just a place to learn. It is considered as a child’s second home where he can develop his character and make friends. This is why it is important to treat a classroom the way you would treat your own home—with love and care.
Leading insurance company PhilLife Financial recently participated in the Department of Education’s “Brigada Eskwela”, an annual clean-up and repair drive for public schools nationwide.
Also known as the “National Schools Maintenance Week”, Brigada Eskwela was launched in 2003 where members of the community can volunteer and take part in making sure that schools and facilities are in shape before students arrive for the coming school year.
This year marks PhilLife’s second year in the clean-up drive, with their sponsored schools doubling in number from 39 schools last year to 80 schools nationwide this year.
PhilLife representatives together with the teachers from their sponsored schools worked hand-in-hand to clean, paint, and do the much needed repairs all over the campuses and classrooms. Apart from the volunteer labor from its representatives, PhilLife also donated to teachers fans, tarpaulins, paint, and cleaning supplies.
“We hope that in the coming years, we will be able to help more schools and classrooms. We want to make sure that the children will be in a kind of environment that will enable them to learn comfortably and with quality,” said Arturo Dedace Jr., PhilLife’s Senior Vice President for Salary Savings Division.
This year’s Brigada Eskwela took place from May 18 to 23 to prepare for this year’s school opening last June 1.