Gather up your friends this summer and make a difference

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. =)

Spend a weekend with Gawad Kalinga and iVolunteer and help end poverty.
Spend a weekend with Gawad Kalinga and iVolunteer and help end poverty.

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

GK Bayani Challenge 2015

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,, and/or Facebook for the latest updates. You may also email us at 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:

GK Bayani Challenge 2015

We’ll be constantly updating this schedule whenever we get news from GK, so bookmark this link! (Completed challenges have been removed.)

Dates Province, Municipality
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
Sagbayan, Bohol
Panit-an, Capiz
San Isidro, Leyte
May 08-10 Amlan, Negros Oriental
May 13-17 Barile, Cebu
May 20-24 Anda, Bohol
Taguig, Metro Manila
Oton, Iloilo
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!


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