Gawad Kalinga (GK) is well-known for building houses and creating sustainable communities, all toward transforming the lives of our less privileged countrymen. This kind of transformation is contagious and is GK’s best kept secret–the volunteer’s self transformation.
Take it from our iVolunteers. From Metro Manila, we made a call and 155 souls responded to a nationwide Bayani Challenge adventure to 29 barangays in 7 weeks. Bayani Challenge is GK’s annual summer program calling volunteers to participate toward nation building. This year, iVolunteer partnered with Gawad Kalinga as it expanded its program to include barangays around existing GK villages and encourage them to create cross-barangay volunteer programsas part of its three year campaign: Barangay Walang Iwanan.
Here’s a testimonial from iVolunteer Liselle. What should have been a barkada trip headed for Cabiao, Nueva Ecija became a solo journey to discovering both a new place and a new mindset on giving. Find out how her experience transformed her definition of volunteering.
Quotes: “ I volunteered para I can serve them pero ang nangyari pa, they were the ones serving me… ‘don ko nakita na equal siya… kasi it’s love that you give, love for one another.”
– Carissa Geronimo, Associate Director – Solutions