Leyte
(Bayanihan. A daily sight at Pago, Tanauan, Leyte.)

Every Friday, we will publish a photo essay of a wrap-up of the Bayani Challenge Activities for the week. 

BAYANI CHALLENGE WEEK 1: “HOPE RISING!”
Zamboanga, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Negros Occidental had an opening program to kick off their Bayani Challenge during Araw ng Kagitingan. Antique opened their Bayani Challenge today, April 10. Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Samar, Palawan and Eastern Samar continues their preparation for the big day. Palawan will be starting on April 21 while Eastern Samar will start on the 23rd.  

Check out the Bayani Challenge Week 1 Photo Essay…

Aklan 2
Meet Angeline Tapalla, an 18 year-old mother with a 1 year-old baby, Angelo. Behind them is the barong-barong they call home…for now. This summer, hope will be made concrete to them through our friends and volunteers coming to build their new homes.

Zamboanga
“Masaya ako na nakapagturo at nakapagpalaro kasama ang mga bata. Kahit mahirap silang i-handle, kahit mauubos yung boses ko, okay lang kasi masaya ako na napasaya ko sila.” ~ Lizel Villanosa, Western Mindanao State University Volunteer For Day 1 at Tulungatong, Zamboanga, we did a Paraisong Pambata, an activity for kids filled with story-telling, games, singing and dancing, for 500 kids from Brgy. Tulungatong.

Zamboanga 2
On going school refurbishing at Tulungatong Elementary School for Day 1 at Zamboanga with the active participation of our men in uniform.

Negros Occidental
Repainting classrooms of Cadiz Viejo National High School for Day 1 at Negros Occidental.

Negros Occidental 2
A fun day for the kids and kids at heart in Cadiz Viejo with the Ates and Kuyas willing to spend 5 days of fun and learning with them!

Leyte 2
Hope is concrete through these kids’ smiles as they happily play around while their parents are building their homes in bayanihan with the rest of the Globe Rotary GK Village in Tambulilid.

Leyte 1
Team Leyte preparing the site for the outpour of volunteers this coming April 12. Building hope and relationships.

Iloilo
These kids from Uswag PLDT Smart Amazing GK Village await the arrival of volunteers and new Ates and Kuyas, Titos and Titas who are participating in this year’s Bayani Challenge event in Iloilo. Eastern Samar
Preparing the hearts of our GK residents at St. Joseph GK Village at Eastern Samar with our community organizers. They’ll be our main volunteers at Eastern Samar.

Cebu
Bayanihan knows no boundaries. Being part of a bayanihan line completes the Bayani Challenge experience. At GK Ticad Bantayan Village, Bantayan Island, Cebu.

Capiz
Ocular visit with Team Capiz for the school refurbishing activity at Ivisan, Capiz starting April 12. Teachers and students are both excited to spend 5 days with volunteers to rebuild their schools.

Bohol
It’s Day 2 of Bayani Challenge in Bohol. Simultaneous medical mission, feeding program and dental mission happening, thanks to the bayanihan of different non-government organizations and the Provincial Government of Bohol.

Antique
Students and young and young at heart professionals comprise the dynamic and inspiring Team Antique. Meetings after regular working hours, pouring their time and resources to make Bayani Challenge happen this summer.

Aklan
This is what greeted our team in Aklan when they visited the coastal community where the potential beneficiaries currently live to meet the families and listen to their stories. Yolanda’s aftermath. Ruins and debris everywhere.

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

 

Live an Awesome Life,

Anton
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com 

Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet is a partner of Gawad Kalinga’s Bayani Challenge. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here

P.S. Make your summer meaningful, join the Bayani Challenge 2014 now! 

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