[2 June 2015] Hundreds of employees of Smart Communications trooped to various public schools all over the country for this year’s Brigada Eskwela.
Hundreds of employees of Smart Communications trooped to various public schools all over the country for this year’s Brigada Eskwela.
Brigada Eskwela or the National Schools Maintenance Week is held nationwide and involves 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 public schools. This nationwide caravan is held simultaneously across the country’s 16 regions.
Smart has been mobilizing its employees for more than a decade and encourages them to do community work in select schools. Their tasks include repainting walls, repairing and painting tables, chairs and cabinets; wiping windows; and even doing some gardening and landscaping.
Smart employee volunteers get dirty to make the classrooms cleaner for returning students of Capt. Eddie T. Reyes Memorial Elementary School in Taguig City.
Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro and Undersecretary Mario Deriquito of the Department of Education join the Smart volunteers for a quick photo opportunity at the Brigada Eskwela in Carlos Albert High School in Quezon City.