NEDA Region 5 joined this year’s regional Brigada Eskwela (BE) Kick-Off Program and Resilience Caravan (RC) held at Barcelona Central School, Barcelona Sorsogon on May 28. The Department of Education (DepEd) initiated the BE, together with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) as its partner agency for the resilience caravan. The activity was made possible with the support of the local government unit of Barcelona, education partners and stakeholders, and the member agencies of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC).
Several guests and resource persons highlighted the importance of the BE with this year’s theme, “Pagkakaisa Para sa Handa, Ligtas at Matatag na Paaralan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan” in preparing the school facilities for the opening of school year in June, promoting active participation of stakeholders, and raising awareness to improve quality of education. The resilience caravan endeavored to raise consciousness on disaster preparedness measures.
The venue of the 2018 Brigada Eskwela Kick-Off Program and Resilience Caravan at Barcelona Central School, Barcelona Sorsogon on May 28, 2018.
The NEDA booth showcasing the AmBisyon Natin 2040 and Bicol RDP advocacy materials.
Agency members of the RDRRMC exhibited their DRR-related programs and activities, and conducted demonstrations for the resilience caravan on their assigned booths around the school quadrangle. The NEDA booth showcased AmBisyon Natin 2040 and the Bicol Regional Development Plan 2017-2022. Advocacy resources and IEC materials were distributed to the participants.
L-R: Students reading the AmBisyon Natin 2040 and RDP 2017-2022 brochures and lining up for the distribution of IEC materials.
Certificates of appreciation were given to the heads/representatives of various agencies and stakeholders for the success of the activity.
On the BE Implementation, the NEDA Region 5 turned-over the donated cleaning and painting supplies and materials to the Celso Falcotelo National High School.
Ms. Victoria D. Heje, a teacher from the Celso Falcotelo National High School, received the cleaning and painting materials from the NEDA 5 staff.