With June being the back to school season, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XI recently participated in the 2016 Brigada Eskwela.

For this year, some of the DOLE XI employees painted the chairs, the walls, cleaned and changed the old door of a grade 7 classroom at the Leon Garcia Sr. National High School last June 9, 2016.

Brigada Eskwela, which kicked off last May 30, 2016, is a yearly activity which serves as an opportunity for both public and private sectors to volunteer in ensuring that public schools will be well-prepared for the start of the school year.

DOLE XI Director Joffrey M. Suyao during the turn-over of the room key to school Principal Redilon S. Morales, said that he is hoping that the contribution of the department would be of help to make the school year of the students better.

“Nag-dahom mi na unta makatabang ni in terms of comfort sa mga estudyante nga mag-eskwela karon tuiga pinaagi sa among gamay na hinabang (We hope that this may be of help in terms of comfort of the students who will be going to school this year through our little efforts),” Director Suyao said.

“Dako kaayo ni na tabang sa among mga estudyante (This is a big help to our students) We are so thankful that you have considered helping us, this is more than enough,” Morales said in response to the Director’s statement.

Moreover, other than joining the Brigada Eskwela, the Department headed by its Internal Management and Services Division Chief Angelina Talingting also turned over 500 notebooks and 1,000 pencils last June 2, 2016 to the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples for the benefit of lumad students in Davao.

Kriztja Marae G. Labrador/LCO-DOLEXI