As school children all over the country prepared themselves for the opening of classes last June, the Department of Education (DepEd) and its private partners, including the Tan Yan Kee Foundation Inc., also worked double time on Brigada Eskwela, the department’s annual school maintenance project.
Sta. Fe and Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya and Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur. The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. drove the Brigada Eskwela or the Annual School Maintenance program by the Department of Education (DepEd) in four schools, namely: Tan Yan Kee Elementary School (TYKES), Buyasyas Elementary School, Macdu Elementary School, and Sidaoen Elementary School. The schools were given cement, paint, painting tools, glass for windows and roofing materials to restore their facilities last May 18 to 21, 2014.
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation participated actively in the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela that welcomes each schoolyear opening. The activity, held during the National school Maintenance Week enjoins various stakeholders in the community to help in preparing schools for the opening of classes in June. The efforts may be in the form of school clean up, minor repair of classrooms and facilities, and the like.