Brigada Eskwela

Brigada Eskwela or the National Schools Maintenance Week is a nationwide initiative by the Department of Education (DepEd) that mobilizes thousands of parents, alumni, civic groups, local businesses, non-government organizations, teachers, students, and individuals who volunteer their time and skills to do repairs, maintenance work, and clean-up of public elementary and secondary schools.  This nationwide caravan is held simultaneously across the country’s 16 regions.

Smart has been a partner of DepEd for Brigada Eskwela for more than a decade, mobilizing its employees to support the facility improvement program by cleaning, repainting and repairing, gardening and landscaping and furnishing classrooms of adopted public schools. To date, Smart has mobilized close to 1,500 employees who participate in this annual activity.