Make your summer meaningful through Gawad Kalinga’s Bayani Challenge 2017: Tatak Bayani

Build hope on ground for a better Philippines!  


5 days. 9 locations. Make your summer meaningful through Gawad Kalinga’s Bayani Challenge 2017: Tatak Bayani. 

Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc (GK) continues to heed the call to alleviate poverty with the Bayani Challenge, its yearly summer event providing volunteer opportunities to build or repaint homes, refurbish schools, tell stories and feed children, conduct a sports clinic or youth summit, take part in a health mission, participate in a dam clean-up, and care for environment. All of this is done while allowing the participants to immerse in the beautiful and diverse local cultures that make the Philippines the country that it is.

Poverty is a real problem and one often hears stories of parents who resort to crime to feed their families or children who walk to school for hours on an empty stomach. The call to end poverty is as strong as ever. GK has heard this call and has made it its mission to help end poverty for 5 million families by 2024 but it cannot do it alone.

Ending poverty requires sustainable transformation, which can only be accomplished over time and by many people joining hands in a true spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and citizenship. Everyone has to work together to nurture the culture of sharing and caring for others and joining the Bayani Challenge is one way for Filipinos to do just that.

“The Bayani Challenge has long been committed to the value of volunteerism—shaping the nation through acts of compassion to the Filipino families. For the past decade, it has gathered thousands of volunteers who offer their time and talent in creating an impact on many lives. This spirit continues to live on in the present and we hope to continue in the years to come. This year, Bayani Challenge aims to leave a legacy of heroism.”

— Luis Oquiñena, Executive Director, Gawad Kalinga

This year, the Bayani Challenge will take place in the following provinces:

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The Bayani Challenge is supported by Microsoft, Berjaya Philippines, Davies Paint and GK USA.  Like GK, these generous organizations believe that sharing is caring.

You too can make a difference. Volunteer to help and care for others. Join the Bayani Challenge. Register now at or email us at bayanichallenge@­

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