'Brigada Eskwela' to kick off on Monday


Posted at May 19 2012 03:43 PM | Updated as of May 21 2012 06:55 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd), private corporations and volunteers gear up for Brigada Eskwela 2012, which is set to begin on Monday.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the priority of this year's Brigada is school sanitation.

The project does not accept cash donations, only cleaning and repair materials.

The Brigada Eskwela is an annual event where volunteers repair and clean up public schools before the opening of classes in June.

It will be held across the country until May 26.

Participants of the DepEd-led initiative will also take part in a parade from the Pasig central office to Justo Lucban Elementary School in Paco, Manila at 6 a.m. on Monday to kick off the activities. -- With reports from Henry Atuelan, dzMM; ANC