CEBU-based City Savings Bank is supporting the Ministry of Education (DepEd) advocacy for a safe school environment through the Brigada Eskwela program as the country prepares for the gradual resumption of classes in face-to-face.
With education-focused initiatives at the heart of its corporate social responsibility, the Aboitiz-led lender continues to support the safe opening of the new school year in August. This year, CitySavings has pledged to help 200 beneficiary schools across the country.
In addition to essential safety and sanitation items, the savings bank will also provide medical devices and equipment, learning and teaching supplies, technology support and emergency kits. To further co-create a safe learning environment, CitySavings will also assist in the maintenance and repair of handwashing facilities, comfort rooms and classrooms.
At the national launch of Brigada Eskwela 2022, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte expressed her gratitude to all education stakeholders for keeping students and teachers safe as they return to class in person.
“With the national government supporting DepEd with the Basic Education Development Plan 2030 as our guide, the success of the Department’s plans and programs will now be complemented by an undying love for the profession of teaching Filipino children, to our children, to the future of our nation,” Duterte said in a statement.
The bank and its team members have actively supported the activities of Brigada Eskwela on a voluntary basis since 2010. (PR)
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