Kalinga sa Bayan is a campaign to build an enabling environment where Filipinos can respond concretely to the call to care for the country by helping end poverty in the towns and cities where they come from through a strong public-private collaboration.
Helping your Hometown
It is a new season for the Philippines, and every Filipino throughout the world wants to help, but does not know how. Kalinga sa Bayan encourages Filipinos here and abroad to look at the towns and cities where they come from or where they currently reside, and decide to share their time and/or resources to support the priority needs and projects of their hometown.
People Power Over Poverty
The poverty in our country may seem complex and overwhelming, but together, we can overcome it. Inspired by People Power and the GK way, we know that we can be one people, united in the fight against poverty. Utilizing the Filipino bayanihan spirit, we can end poverty, one community and one town at a time. This can be achieved when all Filipinos work together to help address the interlocking social issues like peace, education, health, hunger and the environment.
Poverty is so massive, and not one group can do it alone,not even government. But private sector cannot do it without the support of government. Kalinga sa Bayan encourages a strong public-private sector collaboration to help leverage on limited government resources and mobilize the private sector to participate in nation-building.
Onground and Online
Onground, Kalinga sa Bayan is a movement composed of Kalinga teams - organized groups that mobilize people and resources to create bite-size projects that serve as solutions to the most urgent needs of a town.
Online, Kalinga sa Bayan’s platform is www.gk1world.com - a website designed to provide information about the various towns and cities that Kalinga Teams can support, as well as the relevant priority projects that are being planned. This allows teams all over the world to share what they are doing for their towns, collaborate for projects, and invite friends to participate and help grow the network online and onground.