Republic Cement Teresa employees and contractors went back to school but this time for two days of Brigada Eskwela, the annual national maintenance week conducted by public schools under the Department of Education along with their partner corporate and civic organizations.
With their paint rollers, brooms, trash bags, and other cleaning materials, over 70 volunteers from Teresa Plant trooped to three schools – Quiterio San Jose Elementary School-Annex (QSJES-Annex), Teresa Elementary School (TES), and Prinza Elementary School (PES) – last June 22 and 23, 2019 to help clean and prepare learning spaces for young students.
Theme for this editition of Brigada Eskwela was “Matatag na Bayan para sa Maunlad na Paaralan”, (Strong Communities for Prosperous Schools) with the goal of ensuring that the public schools are clean, safe, and ready for the coming academic year. At QSJES-Annex and PES, the classrooms were made safer and more pleasing through the repainting of walls and ceilings and fixing the electrical wiring of the classrooms. Volunteers at TES helped in unclogging canals and trimming overgrown branches of trees in preparation for the rainy season.
Republic Cement Teresa received commendations from the schools for being a consistent partner in promoting quality education in Teresa. Aside from the annual Brigada Eskwela, the three schools have received support from Republic Cement for enhancing their school facilities and for various academic and extra-curricular activities.