Above and Beyond: Samsung celebrates 25 years in the Philippines with DepEd’s Brigada Eskwela
To celebrate 25 years of going above and beyond in inspiring generations of Filipino families, Samsung Electronics Philippines (SEPCO) recently partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) for Brigada Eskwela 2023 to help clean and repaint classrooms in Palar Integrated School in Taguig City.
Brigada Eskwela is the DepEd’s program specifically aimed at preparing public schools for the upcoming school year. More than 100 SEPCO volunteers signed up to help Palar Integrated School, attended by more than 4,000 students coming from nearby communities in Taguig City. Present during the activities were DepEd OIC – Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Ayles, Palar Integrated School Principal III Dr. Magdalena G. Centeno, and DepEd OIC for Social Mobilization Networking Desiree M. Adrigado.
SEPCO President Min Su Chu led the volunteers and expressed gratitude to DepEd and Palar Integrated School for allowing SEPCO to celebrate its 25th anniversary through Brigada Eskwela. “When we planned SEPCO’s 25th year in the Philippines, we were certain that we wanted to give back to the community that we have been part of all these years. Palar Integrated School is home to more than 4,000 students, 90 teachers and hundreds of non-teaching staff, and it is very meaningful for us to help them in this way.” He adds, “Thank you to DepEd and Palar Integrated School for the opportunity to be of service to the children and teachers of Taguig City.”
DepEd OIC – Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Ayles also expressed her appreciation to SEPCO and the employee volunteers. “We are grateful to SEPCO and their employee volunteers for going above and beyond for our students, teachers, and staff. Strong partnerships between the public and private sector can truly have a big impact on our mission to educate the Filipino youth, and we hope that more institutions give their time and resources for Brigada Eskwela.”
This initiative is in line with Samsung’s global CSR vision of empowering the next generation to achieve their full potential and pioneer positive social changes. People and co–prosperity are the core of Samsung’s corporate philosophy, and this is part of SEPCO’s commitment to collaborate with the government and various organizations to support education programs in the Philippines.
Palar Integrated School Principal III Magdalena G. Centeno capped off the activity highlighting the impact of SEPCO’s partnership for Brigada Eskwela. “When our students see that their classrooms were especially prepared for them when classes open, they will feel the sense of importance given to their studies. This will definitely motivate them for the coming school year, and we thank SEPCO for being with us in our mission towards quality education for all Filipino students.”