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If each of us takes part in caring and sharing, the overwhelming challenge of poverty can be addressed. Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much.

Caring Overflows All Over the Country

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For the past few weeks, together with partners, friends, and volunteers, Team GK has been spending time with kids from different communities all over the country to show that no matter what the season, we can all Care Everyday.

Through simple gestures and activities like storytelling, art, and play workshops, we hope to impress upon their hearts and young minds that despite whatever hardships, they can dream about their futures because there are so many of us here for them today.


August 15 – San Isidro Civic Center was booming with laughter and cheers as over a thousand kids and parents gathered for a morning’s worth of festivities. Though in reality a simple ocassion, the sheer number of people in attendance made the atmosphere feel like it was a town fiesta.

Kids were treated to fun games, a dance competition, and hearty meals prepared by San Isidro’s Kusina ng Kalinga (KnK). Their parents on the other hand were also in high spirits as local leaders rallied them for another year of bayanihan in the kitchen.

Now on its 2nd year, KNK San Isidro is the biggest KNK operation in the country, preparing daily lunch meals for 5,125 school kids! Its success rests heavily on the everyday hardwork and heartwork of these parent volunteers.

That same morning Kuya Bodoy of Team GK also urged them, “Never stop dreaming for our children. Let us give them a shot at education. It is our legacy to them.”

Also joining Team GK and San Isidro LGU in this event were representatives from Manila-based The Results Companies. In support of the Care Everyday campaign, they distributed 1,000 rain coats so that the kids will also have protection on rain days.  Many of the San Isidro kids walk to school, and in far-flung barangays, kids endure walking for hours just so they can learn.

Through the Care Everyday campaign, we can help ensure that neither weather nor hunger can keep these kids from going to school everyday. To help more kids through this campaign, click here.

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August 9 – A morning colored with hijabs and brightened with laughter. 120 kids of Purok Islam GK Village in Brgy. Grino, Tacurong City were bundles of energy as they played popular outdoor games with volunteers, GK Youth, and their Sibol teachers.

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“It was a day of caring and sharing, giving hope to the kids of Bayanihan sa Iligan GK Village.”
- Ingrid Raposala, GK Worker

August 15 – 93 kids of Bayanihan sa Iligan GK Village in Brgy. Sta Elena, Iligan City got to exercise their imagination and creativity in an art workshop organized by volunteers and the kapitbahayans. For inspiration, the facilitators entertained the kids first with a screening of child-friendly animation films.

A simple party was also prepared for kids celebrating their birthdays in August, and thanks to partners Cuadro Ocho, Inc. and Bentoy Family, everyone got to take home rain coats as gifts.


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August 21 – Volunteers and youth leaders spent an inspiring day talking about dreams with 44 kids of GK Lorega in Brgy. Budlaan, Cebu City. Through games and creative workshops, the kids learned the value of doing their best in school to help fulfill their dreams.

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August 30 – There are many different ways to Care Everyday, and for Ate Sally and Team Project Linaw, caring everyday meant helping improve the quality of education by addressing visual impairment for kids.

Their team conducted eye check-ups and administered available remedies for 50 kids from various GK communities in Davao City (GK San Nicolas, GK Gravahan, GK Berjaya) and various elementary schools (in Brgy. Datu Sumalay, Samal Island, and Toril).

For Global Shapers Davao Hub, Invest Mindanow, and Carlly’s Café, caring is spreading the inspiration to share. They ran their own Care Everyday campaign so that kids participating in this event can also bring home school supplies.

How inspiring it is to see that possibilities are endless when it comes to connecting goodness!

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August 31 – Volunteers and kapitbahayans channeled their younger selves as they played with 40 kids of GK Del Carmen in Brgy. Del Carmen Siargao Island. Goes to show that the simple acts of spending time and sharing laughter are enough to make lasting impressions of caring for one another.

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“Happy 10th Ford Global Month of Caring!!! Thank you so much for celebrating it with Gawad Kalinga and we’re quite elated as we go further with this partnership of building communities”
- Dhang Tecson, GK worker

September 12 – Ford Philippines employees kicked off their month-long celebration at the GK Alaska Village in San Pedro, Laguna treating kids to a Jollibee party, and conducting a medical and dental mission for 400 patients in the community.

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Gawad Kalinga is not a charity, rather, it’s a nation-building movement that aims to end poverty by building empowered and sustainable communities. Like these partners and volunteers, you too can make your presence felt so that our kids will always feel secure knowing that there are people like you caring for them everyday. For the Care Everyday campaign, we’ve lined up a series of storytelling, art, and play workshop dates with kids in our communities. For more details, check out the main campaign page HERE.

You can also GIVE NOW and make a contribution to the campaign.

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