Best Practices

5th Year Brigada Electric Check

The ZAMSURECO-I continued to conduct the “Brigada Electric Check” in support of the Department of Education’s (DepEd’s) Brigada Balik Eskwela.

This is an institutionalized program which is an integral part of the Cooperative’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The “Brigada Electric Check” was launched by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) as one of the major noble activities of the agency’s 40 years anniversary celebration dubbed as “Green Light at 40.” The activity was strongly
supported by the ZAMSURECO-I.

After the successful conduct of the 1st Brigada Electric Check on 22 May 2009, which inspected and benefited a total of thirty-nine (39) public elementary schools in the City of Pagadian, the activity was highly received and commended by officials
of the various recipient public schools. The ZAMSURECO-I also received several requests that said activity be made a continuing initiative by the ZAMSURECO-I in view of the nobility and importance of its objectives.

Inspired by the success of the 1st Brigada Electric Check and the highly favorable response, the ZAMSURECO-I has decided that the activity be institutionalized by conducting it before the official opening of classes every year. The regular conduct of Brigada Electric Check has also been decided to be an integral part of the Cooperative’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which aims to inspect the integrity of the electrical connections of public elementary schools to ensure safety
of students and school personnel.

As part of the advocacy of the said activity, the Brigada Electric Check creates awareness and encourages school administrators and officials to provide special attention on the importance of safety and integrity of electrical connections through regular maintenance and repair given that most public schools are already old and with electrical connections/facilities were designed and installed years ago. The brigade electric check further provides an opportunity for school officials to replace damaged and substandard electrical wires and outlets, and correct electrical systems.

The 5th Brigada Electric Check was undertaken by the ZAMSURECO-I on 22-24 May 2013, which was in time for the opening of public school classes for the SY 2013-2014. A total of 146 public schools were visitedwith total of 1,020 classroom were inspected/rehabilitated during said activity in the Municipalities of Molave, Tambulig, Mahayag, Dumingag, Ramon Magsaysay, Aurora, Midsalip, Labangan, Sominot, Dumalinao, Tukuran, San Miguel, San Pablo, Dinas, Tabina,
Pitogo, Dimataling, and the City of Pagadian.