It’s a different take on the Department of Education’s “Brigada Eskwela”.
Instead of the usual cleanup of schools, repainting and beautification programs, the Victorias Milling Company Foundation Inc. (VMCFI) is providing preventive Covid-19 tools to 16 public schools in the local government units of Victorias, Manapla, and Cadiz in time for the opening of the school year this October, a press release said.
VMC president, Minnie Chua, said that since the start of the pandemic, the company has donated alcohol to LGUs, hospitals, jails and other government agencies in Negros Occidental and Panay.
“With this commitment to fight Covid and help keep our communities safe and healthy, we decided that even with our Brigada Eskwela partnership with DepEd, we made sure to give alcohol along with thermal scanners, foot baths, and hand washing stations in select schools to help prevent the spread of the disease, particularly in poverty-stricken areas in our constituency,” Chua said.
This is going beyond enhancing quality education, but helping improve the well-being of the people in our communities, she added in the press release.
The anti-Covid equipment were turned over to DepEd supervisors in the three LGUs and will benefit over 19,000 students and teachers.
Over 1,000 liters of alcohol have been distributed by VMC already along with bond paper for use in the Modular Distance Learning Print method.
The beneficiaries are the Burgos National High School, the Hon. Pedro Villena Memorial Elementary School, Egido-Fernandez ES, and Caduhaan ES in Cadiz City.
The Manapla recipients include the Begonia ES, Vicmico ES II, and Manapla NHS Purisima Extension, while in Victorias City, the selected schools are the Victorias ES, Daan Banwa ES, Victorias Milling ES, Victorias North ES, Victorias NHS, Estado ES, Barangay Estado NHS, J.L. Suarez ES, and the Victorias NHS Alfonso Sta. Ana MHS Extension, the press release added.*