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GK Bayani Challenge 2011

"Bayani Challenge should not end is an everyday challenge to thankfulness, an everyday challenge to heroism...our faithfulness to our every bayani challenge in life." - Issa Cuevas-Santos, Session 3: Dakila ka Pilipino, GK Bayani Challenge 2011

The 6th GK Bayani Challenge 2011 is a 5 day journey of love of God and country towards rebuilding a nation through building of homes, island greening, farm build, health mission, school build and paraisong pambata. Last April 4-9, about 1,700 volunteers rocked Bantayan Island and built hope and new found relationship with the people of Sta. Fe, Madridejos and Bantayan. We also would like to thank our generous partners: Globe, Cemex, Rain or Shine, Unilever, Fit N' Right, Energen, Toby's and Prince. See you all again next year in Occidental Mindoro, Masbate, Ormoc, Leyte, Compostela Valley, and Lanao del Norte!!

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GK Bayani Challenge 2011 Day 1: Heroes gather in Cebu for Bayani Challenge 2011

The Sixth Bayani Challenge 2011 began on April 4, 2011 in Bantayan Island, Cebu.  More than 1,000 heroes from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, Australia, USA, Singapore and Korea gathered at Santa Fe Central School. Teams arrived early in the morning to register. They were all welcomed by Sta. Fe Municipality Mayor Jennifer I. Ilustrisimo with Bantayan Island Mayor Christopher Escario.

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GK Bayani Challenge 2011 Day 2: Huwaran Kang Pilipino

The day started early on April 5, second day of the Bayani Challenge 2011. All were ready to take on different tasks.  Scheduled activities for the day were: Green Kalinga Tree Planting in Bunakan, Tugas, and Poblacion in Madridejos; Kabangbang in Bantayan, Okoy and Balibid in Sta. Fe as well as Coastal Clean ups in Talangan and Poblacian in Madridejos; Gawad Kalusugan conducted a seminar on Healthy Lifestyle and Exercise in Brgy Mojon;  Paraisong Pambata facilitated games for kids, storytelling and art workshops as well as different sports activities at Madridejos Cultural Center, Sta. Fe Central School, and Brgy. Patao Gym in Bantayan; Farm Build in Brgy. Tugas in Madridejos, School Build in San Agustin, and Beach Competitions in the afternoon.

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GK Bayani Challenge 2011 Day 3: Dakila Ka Pilipino

The third day of the Bayani Challenge 2011 shows that the power of caring and sharing builds more than just houses, it also builds lasting relationships. Participants, volunteers, full time workers as well as the local people living on the island are sharing an experience that will forever change their lives.

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GK Bayani Challenge 2011 Day 4 & 5: Miracle of Solidarity

One thousand seven hundred heroes once again converged at the Santa Fe Central School on April 8. Not only Bantayan Island was transformed, hearts were also opened as each and everyone recalled their experience from the past days and build relationships with their assigned groups, fellow participants as well as with the Bantayanons.

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