Brigada Eskwela is an annual school maintenance acitivity encouraged and fostered by the Department of Education.
It aims to provide a safe and clean learning environment for Filipino learners. It is to foster understanding among the parents that the education of their children is the responsibility of everyone.
Last July 4, 2019, the Foundation also had their Brigada Eskwela version by inviting the parents of the incoming 2019 – 2020 Limcaoco Foundation scholars to clean the rooms and grounds of the Limcaoco residence, which serves as the school of the said scholars.
The distribution of report cards was an opportunity to meet the parents and guardians of the 2018 – 2019 Limcaoco scholars. Out of 51 parents, 45 of them came. Q & A forms were distributed and the highlight of the questionnaire was, “Now that your child has graduated from kindergarten, what are your plans for your child’s education?” ·Majority said they will continue to send them back to school and the results of which schools, were as follows:
Cabuyao public schools – 39 children
Cabuyao private schools – 5 children
No idea, to date – 1 child
It was a relatively good indication that the Limcaoco scholars are from the poor and indigent families of Cabuyao. ·Thereafter story books (in behalf of the Foundation) were distributed to each parent or guardian who answered the Q & A forms, to give to their children and encourage them to read during the summer break.
Two foundations, Limcaoco Foundation (Manila) and IFL Integrated Community Development Ministries, Inc. (City of Cabuyao, Laguna) have joined forces to give birth to KwentoBus or KB last August 11, 2018.
KwentoBus is a mobile library but it’s more than that! It hopes to reach the less-privileged children and youth in poor areas in coordination with LGUs, local DSWD, DepEd and other concerned agencies. KB will deliver educational services by teaching children how to read using an internationally recognized reading program called Sing, Spell, Read & Write (SSRW). This is widely used by IFL schools’ affiliates all over the country who are mostly children in the poor communities. Children get to have much fun learning and along with accompanying exciting Story Telling, it develops in them the love for reading!
KwentoBus culminated their 1st reading program
The first batch of 150 grade school children from the South Ville Elementary school of Cabuyao completed the 6 month reading program of the IFL Integrated Community Development Ministries, Inc., last January 26, 2019.