The Department of Education has called on the businesses to adopt entire schools and help rehabilitate and rebuild classrooms. This has been made possible through the Adopt-a-School Program, which provides a venue for private sectors to participate in nation-building through public education of Filipino children.
I am pleasantly surprised to witness how many private sectors expressed interest in joining this advocacy. I was there during the contract signing.
I hope that the new school and classrooms will also provide water and sanitation facilities, furniture and educational equipment.
If you want to take part in this Adopt-a-School Program, you can donate tents, food, school supplies, and medicines. The DepEd also welcomes volunteer, storytellers and builders and those who can conduct psycho-social debriefing.
You may visit www.deped.gov.ph to get in touch with DepEd's ASP Team or Office of the Undersecretary for Partnerships and External Linkages. firstname.lastname@example.org