Brigada Eskwela: DepEd gets help from PH's largest private employer

Posted at 05/22/14 9:31 PM

Convergys employees work at repainting three school buildings of Tamayong Elementary School in Davao. Handout photo

MANILA - With school opening fast approaching, Convergys has launched a number of its Community Action Network (CAN) projects for less-fortunate school children in Manila, Cebu and Davao.

As the country's largest private employer, Convergys, through its 55,000 employees, is helping remove barriers to education such as poverty and poor health.

Employees from Convergys sites in Quezon City and Pasig, in partnership with He Cares Foundation, are helping street children in Quezon City.

Employees have volunteered for street children since 2011, leading and participating in feeding and hygiene programs, learning sessions, value formation and music, art and sports activities.

This year, they have also worked side by side with the He Cares Staff and older children in repainting and improving the foundation's home.

The Convergys CAN volunteers have also prepared back-to-school kits, personally distributing them during one of the recent feeding, hygiene and learning sessions.

In Cebu, CAN volunteers have partnered with the Action for Nurturing Children and Environment (ANCE) Inc. to reach children aged 4 to 6 years old living in the vicinity of Carreta Cemetery.

Employee volunteers treated 150 ANCE children to food, fun games, and free haircuts. The children were also given back-to-school supplies.

Employees from Quezon City and Davao also focused their efforts on the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela, which invites organizations to take part in the cleanup and repair of public schools.

Convergys volunteers also repainted three classroom buildings and did minor repairs on walls and windows in Tamayong Elementary School in Davao.

Aside from clean-ups, repainting and minor repairs, Convergys MDC (Eastwood, Libis) also donated school supplies and cleaning materials for a school in Quezon City as part of the Brigada Eskwela program.