AKLAN. “The last time I was here, 2 months ago, this land was bare. Today, the Thomson Reuters-GK Village is rising in Brgy. Fatima, New Washington, Aklan, for 20 families who survived Typhoon Yolanda. And 35 Thomson Reuters volunteers from Manila are here conducting Financial Management, Sports, Health & Wellness, and Storytelling Workshops for the residents of Brgy. Fatima, New Washington, Aklan. Come join us!” – Gia Luga, Bayani Challenge Team
ANTIQUE. Because love and hope knows no boundaries! You up to climb mountains and cross seas for our kids too? Crossed the rivers and traversed mountains to give smiles (and bring hope!) to the kids of Brgy. Lublub, Valderrama, Antique for Paraisong Pambata.
BOHOL. “The family and the Bukidnon team choose Bohol. A different awesome experience and adventure for the family because this year our kids are volunteers itself especially our Erwan, the youngest volunteer of the team. Lessons learned from this activity are worth to carry as we go back to our home. From mangrove planting, demo farm, school painting, Paraisong Pambata.” – Morin Carba-Mercado, Volunteer from Bukidnon
Kasama ang mga kabataan ng Carmen, mga taga-LGU, local volunteers, team LBC, foreign volunteers, BJMP, PNP at iba pa, pumunta at inumpisahan ang bayanihan sa pagtatayo mg mga temporary shelters para sa mga naapektuhan ng 7.2 na lindol na yumanig sa probinsya ng Bohol noong nakaraang taon.
Tulong-tulong habang bilad sa init ng araw ay masaya at walang pagod na naglagari, nagpukpok at nagbuhat maitayo lamang ang mga pansamantalang bahay na titirhan ng ating mga kababayan. Hindi kami karpintero pero para sa Diyos at Bayan, magiging isa kami.” – Toby Madayag, Bayani ChallengeTeam
CAPIZ. “First taste of Bayanihan sa Capiz in Butod! Today I learned that GK does not only give homes and communities but hope that their freedom to make their own political choices be restored.” – Madel Balane, Volunteer from Manila
CAPIZ. “Just sharing the overwhelming support of the Capiznons here in Tapaz! Over 7,000 people joining our 5-day. Today, more than ever, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to be part of this family of God-fearing and courageous people who have such a big heart for the poor!” – Madel Balane, Volunteer from Manila
EASTERN SAMAR. Love goes beyond the distance! Always one of our top favorite hope stories: Gawad Kalinga residents (beneficiaries) in Camarines Sur join our team and soon-to-be residents in Hernani, Eastern Samar to build homes for the families affected by Typhoon Yolanda! Paying it forward and bayanihan at its finest!
ILOILO. Julian, a German volunteer, joins Bayani Challenge in Carles, Iloilo and donates funds for children’s vitamins, mingo and water for feeding which will benefit 2,000 children on May 23 and 24. Municipality of Carles has the highest rate of malnourishment in the province of Iloilo. Thank you, Julian!
LEYTE. “After 2 weeks ng pagkawala ko sa Leyte, ito na ang aking inabutan sa Tanauan, Leyte. Tahanan ng pag-asa at isang patunay na walang iwanan at walang pababayaan. At sinimulan na nating kulayan ang mga bagong tahanan na ito!” – Anthony Adduru, Bayani Challenge Team
PALAWAN. “Excited at masaya ang vibes ng lahat para sa Diyos at bayan dito sa coordination meeting of Bayani Challenge team here in Coron, Palawan. Apat na araw na lang at magsisimula na ang pinakamalaking bayanihan sa kasaysayan ng Coron.” – Vic Buenaventura, Bayani Challenge Team
ZAMBOANGA. “Dati na po akong nag volunteer sa GK noong nasa kolehiyo pa ako sa Bicol. Nakakatuwang malaman na dito sa Zamboanga ay mayroon ding mga tulad nito. Nagpapasalamat ako na nakasama ako sa Bayani Challenge. Kahit papaano nakaka wala ng stress sa trabaho. Masarap din sa pakiramdam ang tumulong para mapasaya ang kapwa.” – Anjoe Dogelio, Volunteer from LBC Express Zamboanga City
Bayani Challenge Invitation
You are invited to be part of the 1 MILLION volunteers to rebuild Pilipinas this summer at the Bayani Challenge 2014!
To join the Bayani Challenge, it is recommended to go with your barkada or with the company of your family and friends.
Select Five (5) days from April 9 to June 12, and choose from 12 locations where you want to rebuild.
Register online here: http://www.bayanichallenge.com/register
Here are more information about the Bayani Challenge 2014 movement:
@BayaniChallenge 2014: 1M Volunteers rebuild 12 Provinces in 2 Months! #WalangIwanan
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