GMCAC partners with four Lapu-Lapu schools for Brigada Eskwela Campaign
MACTAN, Cebu – A total of 128 employees of GMRMEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corp. ( GMCAC) volunteered in this year’s classroom maintenance program of the Department of Education (DedEd), also known as Brigada Eskwela 2016.
GMCAC partnered with four elementary schools in Lapu-Lapu City from barangays Pusok, Basak, Buaya and Ibo during the four-day Brigada Eskwela campaign held from June 1 to 4.
Employees took turns doing general clean-up, repainting of classroom walls, repair of broken chairs, and removal and disposal of construction debris, among others.
Labella Sitoy, Brigada Eskwela Coordinator for Buaya Elementary School thanked GMCAC.
”I am grateful to the GMCAC employees who volunteered their time in cleaning up the classroom. The group came in full force and were ready with their cleaning equipment. They have been very helpful in our Brigada Eskwela campaign and we hope to see them again next year,”
Sitoy said. “Employee engagement is always the primary focus of the Management Team and Human Resources and engaging employees in meaningful ways that help to give back to society is something each employee, who organized and participated the event, should be proud of,” said Andrew Harrison, GMCAC Chief Executive Adviser.
GMCAC’s participation in the Brigada Skwela Campaign is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio under its Education platform.
Brigada Eskwela is an annual maintenance program initiated by the DepEd that invites and engages partners and education stakeholders to contribute their time and efforts to help create a good learning environment for elementary and high school students in time for the opening of classes.
GMCAC – which is 60% owned by listed Filipino construction company Megawide Construction Corporation and 40% by Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure Limited – won a 25-year concession agreement to renovate MCIA Terminal 1.
Last year, GMCAC has started work on MCIA’s Terminal 2 to boost the airport’s passenger carrying capacity to 12.5 to 13 million a year from the current 4.5 million by October of 2018.
MCIA is envisioned to become the world’s friendliest airport gateway that demonstrates the warmth and hospitality of the Cebuano people.