Over 2,000 volunteers made lives better through PHINMA’s Brigada Eskwela

For the 17th year, proudly Filipino conglomerate PHINMA has mobilized its volunteer corps to
participate in the Department of Education’s annual school improvement program, Brigada Eskwela,
as the group fortifies its commitment to make business a force for good.

Over 2,000 individuals across the PHINMA Group – consisting of employees, students, and their
families – and its partner communities teamed up in August to spruce up 159 classrooms in 50 schools
that benefitted 28,000 students this school year. Apart from classrooms, the volunteers also planted
76 trees in the different campuses.

“At the PHINMA Group, we’re always looking for ways to make the lives of people better. Our
businesses in education, construction materials, property development, and hospitality are all aligned
with this mission. But apart from our strategic units, we also actively encourage the members of our
PHINMA family–from leaders, to employees, to students and residents–to join us in volunteer activities
that improve the lives of our people, especially those within our communities, like Brigada Eskwela,”
said PHINMA Vice President for Public Affairs and PHINMA Foundation Vice President Peter V.

The PHINMA Group has been mobilizing its employees, scholars, and their families to participate in
DepEd’s Adopt-A-School Program even before the institutionalization of Brigada Eskwela in 2008.
Volunteers from across its network have engaged in various initiatives from repairing classrooms and
building walkways and sheds to renovating gardens and donating school supplies. PHINMA has
helped at least 10,907 students and over 247 teachers from public schools and has planted more than
280 native trees in the past 10 years.

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