A yearly kick off program of the Department of Education, Benguet Division to commence the Brigada Eskwela (BE) was launched at the Ampusongan Nat’l High School (ANHS), Bakun, Benguet on May 25 with the theme “Pagkakaisa Para sa Handa, Ligtas at Matatag na Paaralan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan”.
Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso and Superintendent Marie Carolyn B. Verano spearheaded the event that started with a motorcade which departed from Acop, Caponga, Tublay going to ANHS via the Acop-Sinipsip-Bakun Road. Then followed by the program proper at the ANHS ground.
Among the participants included the Schools Division Office-Benguet Employees, DepEd-Bakun employees together with the Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Local Government Unit-Bakun, barangay and local officials, parents, and other private individuals.
Sup’t Verano encouraged the participants to continue helping each other for the improvement of the school learning environment for the learners as a continued preservation and expression of the admirable Igorot “Binnadang” culture.
“We are very grateful for all the support you are extending to the schools whole-year round and we are hoping for your continued support in all the programs of the DepEd”, she said.
Speaking to his constituents, Governor Pacalso recalled that in their times as students, they were the ones cleaning and repairing their own classrooms. He said that now we have this BE program, it would be a great help to our teachers and students.
It can be recalled that the provincial office has been one of the source assistance for the development of the school.
Meanwhile, all other schools within the Benguet division simultaneously conducted their respective BE launching on May 28 and was concluded on June 2, a day before the opening of classes.
The Brigada Eskwela is an annual program of DepEd wherein teachers, parents, students and other stakeholders join hands in preparing the school ready for the opening of classes.
By: April Joy G. Alangdeo