The Department of Education shall conduct this year’s Brigada Eskwela known also as the National Schools Maintenance Week on May 23-28, 2011 where volunteers help school personnel in their respective areas to spruce up classrooms and school premises. Brigada Eskwela is a school maintenance program that engages all education stakeholders to contribute their time, effort and resources in ensuring that public school facilities are set in time for the forthcoming school opening. Source
I had a chance to participate in a Brigada Eskwela when my sister was in high school. The parents/guardians of the students contributed time and money and skills to make the classroom more conducive to learning. I remember that we donated money to buy paints, curtains and electric fans and some parents did the work. It was tiring but fun and we did it willingly. My kids are all enrolled at private schools and they do not have this kind of program because we are already paying for all of this with the amount of tuition fees an d miscellaneous expenses that they charge!