Although, the government is doing all its part to erase every stumbling blocks in the attainment of universal education and universal participation rate through DepEd's Zero collection policy, it doesn't mean that it is promoting total dependence among our country men.
In fact, it is promoting otherwise and that is to make everybody involves starting from the school levels onwards. It is in this essence that BRIGADA ESKWELA Plus which has started last May 23, 2011 for the school year 2011-2012 has been continuing and is now on its second phase.
Furthering on this concept, it is maximizing its effort to generate resources and involvement of all through the upcoming nation wide and simultaneous Fun Run which will be spearheaded by all schools divisions and districts on Sunday, June 19.This National Fun Run for Education which has the theme, "Every Runner, A Finisher, Every Finisher, A Winner coincides with our National Hero's 150th birth anniversary
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said that instead of participants paying registration fee, they are requested to bring donations or sign a pledge form stating what they can contribute to upgrade the standard of education in public schools.
“We all know how our national hero pushed for the education of the Filipinos and I am sure that a century after his death that remains his aspiration,” said Luistro.
Donations-in-kind could be school supplies (pencils, ball pens, ruled paper, notebooks, crayons, chalk, etc.); classroom furniture (chairs, tables, cabinets, etc.); equipment (fax machine, computers, printers, electric fans, etc.); classrooms; or shop equipment (for Industrial Arts, Home Economics, Agri-Fishing, etc.).
Volunteer man-days / labor support could be serving as a resource person for a particular subject; tutorial assistance; peer counseling; assistance to teachers (preparing visual aids, teacher aid); school maintenance and repairs; or teaching.
According to Merlie Asprer, ASP Operations Manager, they are now receiving confirmation of participation to the fun run from the private sector. “Employees of a telecommunications company, for one, have agreed to pool resources and buy educational materials which they will bring on June 19,” said Asprer.
Luistro expects to bring together education stakeholders in a spirit of fun and love for education. “This is a good physical exertion and at the same time an expression of compassion for our young learners who need our full support,” he explained.
Sec. Luistro expects to bring together education stakeholders in a spirit of fun and love for education. “This is a good physical exertion and at the same time an expression of compassion for our young learners who need our full support,” he explained.
For more details, everybody could refer by clicking this DepEd Memo No. 90, s. 2011.