Some 60 employee volunteers took time out from their weekend undertakings to help in improving the surroundings of Yapak Elementary School in Morong, Rizal on June 8.
Brigada Eskwela 2019 was sponsored by Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI), Lopez Lifelong Wellness and Lopez Group Foundation Inc. (LGFI).
The cleanup was preceded by a short program hosted by SKY’s Dimpy Jazmines and LGFI’s Caloy Campos.
KCFI president Rina LopezBautista and Yapak Elementary School principal Lolit Mateo delivered the inspirational and welcome remarks, respectively.
Lopez-Bautista and KCFI director of operations Edric Calma later presided over a ceremonial turnover of donated books to Yapak Elementary School officials.
Before the activity proper began, August Villalon from the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Unit (EPDRU) conducted a safety briefing.
Villalon also teamed up with EDC EPDRU team member Pol Rivera for a lecture on handling earthquake and fire situations. In attendance were Yapak Elementary School students and teachers as well as members of the barangay’s emergency team.
Some of the Lopez Group volunteers proceeded to the vegetable planting area. The vegetables grown by the school are used in its regular feeding program for the students.
Aside from the book donation, vegetable planting and emergency response seminar, the Lopez Group employees also helped fix the school doors and organize the library. (Story/Photos by: Gerbs de Castro)