The Bayani Tour is organized by the Department of Tourism and Gawad Kalinga USA along with partners that have embraced the Bayani Campaign to bring Filipino Americans to the Philippines. It’s not only for the purpose to see the beauty of the motherland, but also to experience the beauty of our people in a FUN way (remember, IT’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES!).
The Bayani Tour will take participants to historical sites in the country to promote a deep connection to a people’s heritage. As Fil-Am parents, the hope is they pass on to the next Fil-Am generations that connection. In addition, exposing the Fil-Ams to world-class Philippine-made products during their visit could help create demand in the US for the products. The tour will likewise provide an opportunity for the Fil-Ams to experience the natural beauty of the Philippines and see for themselves world-renowned tourist attractions. The tour will also include a visit to a Gawad Kalinga (GK) village where Fil-Ams will see first-hand the work of GK. The package tour includes an option for the visitors to participate in a ‘GK Build’ should they want the experience. It is the hope that the GK exposure will encourage Fil-Ams to support GK’s nation-building efforts once they get back to the US.
Our national hero, Jose Rizal, and modern-day hero, Ninoy Aquino, came home to the land and people they cherished as an expression of their love for country. The same invitation is extended to those who have left, forgotten, or have never known the land that will allow them to understand and take pride of their heritage and identity in the global stage. (Read more about “The Bayani Campaign“)
How to Volunteer
You can be a volunteer by sharing your time and talent to GK USA. Several special events and activities are being organized by the various GK teams in your area. Even as simple as participating in brainstorming for plans and activities, you can be a great help in the team! For a list of area coordination teams and contact persons, click here.
If there is no GK Team in your area and you want to start up, you can organize a small group of advocates and enthusiasts (minimum of 5-10 individuals) and start your own GK Team! Contact GK USA through Howie@gk-usa.org for more information.
GK USA envisions “a world where the spirit of bayanihan lives.” You can help make it happen by being a volunteer!
Support the Gawad Kalinga movement through the Bayani Challenge USA. We are calling out to all bayanis (heroes) to support the activities of Gawad Kalinga in the US and the Philippines by raising $100 each for ten (10) months into the Bayani Fund. For more information, see Bayani Challenge USA.
For check payments, please your checks to:
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Poway, CA 92064
For online donations, please click here.