Brother Philippines, through its annual participation in DepEd’s Brigada Eskwela 2018, was able to successfully light up a public elementary school in Montalban, Rizal, as well as provide much needed school supplies for the school’s eager students.
Due to its remote location in Montalban, Rizal, Inigan Elementary School has little access to school supplies and no access to electricity to light up its classrooms. Because of this, students are left to study in dark and hot classrooms and make do with old books and writing materials.
Together with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Brother selected its beneficiary school and trekked up the mountains to bring bags, notebooks, and writing materials, as well as raincoats and umbrellas, to 100 students. Brother volunteers also prepared fun and educational activities for each grade level such as Pinoy Henyo, a math quiz bee, word puzzles, and storytelling.
To address the electricity problem, Brother Philippines brought with them seven solar panels to help light up the school’s 7 classrooms.
“We’re very grateful that Brother Philippines has chosen our school as a recipient of the solar panels and school supplies,” said Ms. Rosalie G. Anabo, Teacher In-charge. “Now that Inigan Elementary School is in a better state, our students and teachers will be more equipped to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.”
“Brother Philippines has always strived to be a good corporate citizen by sharing and taking care of communities where it operates,” said Mr. Glenn Hocson, President of Brother Philippines. “It is of great reward to us that the solar panels and school supplies will help provide better learning conditions for the school’s teachers and students.”
The Brigada Eskwela program started in 2012 as part of Brother Group’s efforts in staying true to its Global Charter foundation which recognizes the role of a responsible corporate citizen.