Have you guys made plans for summer yet? Check it out—Gawad Kalinga (GK) is once again asking you, your friends, and family to join Bayani Challenge, a two-month project (April 09 Araw ng Kagitingan to June 12 Araw ng Kalayaan) that will contribute to the effort of ending poverty in the Philippines. =)
Bayani Challenge is part of Barangay Walang Iwanan, a campaign to mainstream a lifestyle of volunteerism and bayanihan at the barangay level to create an impact on at least 250 families in each of the 20,000 barangays. This places us in a clear trajectory to reach 5 MILLION families and #endpoverty for them by 2024!
What can YOU do?
Bayani Challenge 2015 is broken down into different municipalities (sites) all over the Philippines. When you sign up for the site of your choice, you’ll be committing to three to five days* of fun and exciting activities, complete with Kalinga fellowship sessions at night.
* Recommended amount of days by GK. If you can’t commit to the recommended number of days, GK is flexible and would be more than happy to have you over for just a few!
Depending on the needs of the area, the local secretariat may assign your team to the following activities:
- House Build
- Paraisong Pambata (Play Therapy for Kids)
- Kusina ng Kalinga (Care Kitchen)
- Kalinga ng Kalikasan (Environment)
- Kalinga ng Kalusugan (Health Mission)
- Sports Programs
- Disaster Preparedness
How can you register?
We’ve got a list of the GK sites you can sign up at. Check it out and don’t be afraid to click that COUNT ME IN button.
When you do click on that button, it’ll pre-enlist you to your municipality of choice. Heck, click as many COUNT ME IN buttons as you’d like—the same way you would create a destination wishlist. 😉
A GK representative assigned to the municipality of your choice/s will get in touch with you to confirm your registration and provide site-specific details. This becomes your chance to narrow down the site/s you want to be a part of and finalize the registration process.
The list of volunteer opportunitiy sites and dates are still subject to change, so remember to check this article, http://bit.ly/GK2015, and/or Facebook for the latest updates. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you have questions about site-specific details though, it’s best you click that COUNT ME IN button and wait for a local GK representative who will contact you after you sign up.
Check out which sites you can sign up for and when:
We’ll be constantly updating this schedule whenever we get news from GK, so bookmark this link! (Completed challenges have been removed.)
|April 28-May 02||Masinloc, Zambales|
|April 29-May 03||Sumilao, Bukidnon|
|New Washington, Aklan|
|Bantayan Island, Cebu|
|CDO, Misamis Oriental|
|May 01-03||Sipalay, Negros Occidental|
|May 06-10||Naga, CamSur|
|San Isidro, Leyte|
|May 08-10||Amlan, Negros Oriental|
|May 13-17||Barile, Cebu|
|May 20-24||Anda, Bohol|
|Taguig, Metro Manila|
|May 21-24||Siquijor, Siquijor|
|May 25-30||Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur|
|June 01-12||Nabuturan, Compostela Valley|
|June 05-10||Abucay, Bataan|
|June 06-07||Dasmarinas, Cavite|
|June 08-12||Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija|
See you in one of the GK sites this summer!