Being the nationally-mandated agency on the sustainable management of soil and water resources for agriculture, the DA-Bureau of Soils and Water Management (DA-BSWM) has been implementing remarkable programs, projects, and activities. Thus, as it’s way of passing on to the younger generation the importance of taking care of two of the most vital resources – soil and water – the DA-BSWM has commenced the implementation of its “Iskwelahang Munti Drive: Awareness-Raising Campaign” to three schools – San Martin National High School, Manggahan Elementary School, and ย San Isidro National High School. This initial run was held from 29-30 June 2023.

The “Iskwelahang Munti Drive: Awareness Raising Campaign” aims to help the grade school and high school students to further their knowledge on the importance of soil and water for agriculture.

The two-day campaign was participated in by around 200 participants, both students and teachers. The Iskwelahang Munti Drive focused on sharing the importance of nurturing the soil and water resources for agriculture through the program part entitled: “Let’s Talk about our Soil and Water Resources (Learn and Have Fun!!!).” This was done through Audio Visual Presentations, followed by fun games that measured how well the students understood the lectures. 

As a way of signifying partnership between each school and the DA-BSWM, officials from each end delivered their messages to convey inspirations and support. Welcome Messages were delivered by the Schools’ Principals – Ms. Elisa U. Jarabe of San Martin National High School, City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan;  Ms. Theresa S. Francisco of Manggahan Elementary School, Montalban, Rizal; and Head Teacher-OIC Mr. Obit B. Periabras representing Principal Clarita C. Nocon of San Isidro National High School, Montalban, Rizal. 

The Inspirational Message for the three Schools was delivered by DA-BSWM Director Gina P. Nilo, Ph.D. wherein she emphasized the importance of raising awareness among the youth. DA-BSWM Assistant Director Denise A. Solano also conveyed her messages highlighting the vital role of youth in the management of soil and water resources.

The three aforementioned schools are also beneficiaries of the DA-BSWM’s chair donations. And as one of the major parts of the activity, a Ceremonial Turnover was also held. A brief backgrounder was presented by DA-BSWM Property Officer Jodie L. Rico. 

To make the activity more remarkable, Student Representatives from each School expressed their heartfelt gratitude in response to the DA-BSWM’s efforts.

Each activity was officially ended through the Messages from the Schools’ Teacher’s Club representatives. 

The first run of the Iskwelahang Munti Drive is in line with the DA-BSWM’s 72nd Anniversary Celebration. 

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