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Filipino Youth Groups Recognized at the 14th TAYO Awards

Ten out of the four hundred forty three entries from all over the Philippines were recognized as the best youth organizations with projects, programs, and advocacies aimed to bring about meaningful changes in their respective communities last February 16, 2017 at the Diamond Hotel Ballroom in Manila.
 
The TAYO Awards recognizes Filipino youth groups that have done great contributions in nation building through projects and programs that solve challenges on education, environment, culture and the arts, livelihood, and health. This year, awardees are the following:
 
  • Food Rescue ASEAN: a non-profit organization implementing the “Food Rescue ASEAN” program, an innovative solution that addresses food wastage, in Dumaguete City and Kuala Lumpur
  • Go2Virtualahan: a social enterprise that established “Virtualahan”, a capacity building and values formation program that enables people to work online as home-based professionals through skills training and employment support
  • Guiguinto Scholars Association: an organization from Guiguinto, Bulacan that aims to inform their community of their local history through modern and innovative strategies with their “#HistoryTelling” project
  • HiGi Energy: an organization based in Victoria, Tarlac that aims to resolve flooding issues by converting water hyacinths into “Uling Lilies” through their “Hyacinth for Green Energy” project
  • Ingat Kapandayan Artist Center: a schoold based organization in Jolo, Sulu that conducts the “Continuing Tausug Pangalay Dance Legacy” project which is their tool to promote and preserve the culture of the Tausug dance legacy
  • Modern Nanays of Mindanao: advocates for modern parenting through “Nanay MeetUps”, a Mother to-Mother support to help cope with raising a child based from experiences coupled with scientific and evidence based practices, in Cagayan de Oro City
  • Team Dugong Bughaw: strives to improve the knowledge, attitude, and practice of the Ilonggo youth regarding the transmission and prevention of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) through “Project High Five”
  • UP Industrial Engineering Club: an academic organization in UP Diliman that conducts “IEAid”, a project that helps social enterprises and non-profit organizations improve their operations with industrial engineering tools and knowledge
  • Voice of Chameleon’s Children: a youth group of trained children’s rights advocates based in Ilolilo who organizes the “Chidren’s Rights Advocacy” project that aims to help abused children know their rights and responsibilities through talks, workshops, skits, and theatre plays
  • Youth for a Livable Cebu: organizers of “#BeyondBooks” project which is their initiative to bring people back to local libraries by fostering creativity through books and experiential learning activities
 
The ten winners for the 14th TAYO Awards received a trophy sculpted by Toym De Leon Imao, a Php 50, 000 cash grant from the co-presenter of the Search, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. (CCFPI) and a Lenovo Ideapad Miix 310. The finalist organizations: CIT Industrial Engineering Council, Edukasyon.ph, Enactus UPLB, iCare-Novaliches, One Calinog Organization, Project Kaluguran, Red Cross Youth LICOMCO, Teatro de Santa Luisa, UP Circuit, and UPLB Genetic Society also received a trophy and a Php 20,000 cash grant from CCFPI for the development of their projects.
 
The following organizations also received various special awards during the awarding ceremonies:
  • Modern Nanays of Mindanao (Georgina Nava Women Leadership Award)
  • iCare-Commission on Youth, Diocese of Novaliches (JMRF Tsinelas Leadership Award and TAYO Videos People’s Choice Award)
  • Red Cross Youth LICOMCO (YesPinoy Foundation NOWPH Award)
  • HiGi Energy (Smart Innovation Award)
  • Go2Virtualahan (Lenovo Outstanding Tech Visionary)
  • Food Rescue ASEAN (San Miguel Corporation Better World Award)
  • Team Dugong Bughaw (San Miguel Corporation Better World Award)
  • Guiguinto Scholars Association (Jollibee Share the Joy Award)
  • CIT Industrial Engineering Council (Coke Barkada Water Stewardship Award)
 
The search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) is the sole award-giving body that grants nationwide recognition to formal and non-formal youth organizations for their outstanding contributions to nation-building and development. It is organized by the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the National Youth Commission, Office of Senator Bam Aquino, and Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan. It is sponsored by Jollibee Foods Corporation, San Miguel Corporation, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, SMART, and Lenovo Philippines. The annual Search will once again open its doors to more aspiring Filipino youth organizations this April. Applications may be downloaded via the official website www.tayoawards.net.
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TAYO 14 Continues to Seek for Meaningful Change

The premier awards-giving body for Filipino youth organizations, Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Awards Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Office of Senator Bam Aquino and the National Youth Commission, with Search Presenter Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, will launch another round of the Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations on April 15, 2016.

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Malacañang to Honor Best Youth Advocacies

The premier awards-giving body for Filipino youth organizations, Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Awards Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Office of Senator Bam Aquino and the National Youth Commission, with co-presenter Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, announced the 19 youth organizations that will attend the National Finals Week in Manila on January 17-21, 2016.

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Cebu Pacific Partners with the TAYO Awards Foundation in Search for Outstanding Youth Groups

The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific, is the official airline partner of the 13th Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations.

With the help of Cebu Pacific, the TAYO Awards Foundation can promote the search in key Philippine cities. The airline will also bring representatives from top student organizations for the TAYO Week in Manila.

The TAYO Awards is hailed as the country’s leading search for outstanding groups of young Filipinos who are instrumental in the development of the country through simple, worthwhile, and innovative projects meant to solve problems in their local communities, school, or workplace.

The Search aims to continue rewarding and recognizing youth groups who have been instrumental in the fields of (1) Education and Technology, (2) Health, Nutrition, and Well-Being, (3) Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Adaptation, (4) Livelihood and Entrepreneurship, and (5) Culture and the Arts and Peace and Human Development.

This is the 5th year it has been supported by Cebu Pacific.

The search is open to all Filipino youth groups, barkadas, organizations, clubs and societies whose membership and leadership are composed of at least five (5) who are 30 years old and below. Youth organizations can now enter the TAYO Search by registering at www.tayoawards.net on or before 4 September 2015. All entry forms and requirements can now be downloaded and uploaded in the TAYO Official Website.

Organizations are judged based on a recent project or program that had an impact on the community and which best reflects the efforts of the youth sector towards nation building. The projects will be evaluated through the following criteria: impact of the project (25%), harnessing of the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship (25%), creativity and innovation (20%), sustainability (15%), and effective use of resources (15%).

The ten (10) TAYO Awardees shall receive Php 50,000 cash grant and a trophy sculpted by Toym De Leon Imao. The search offers several growth opportunities for all the qualifying organizations.

The ultimate goal of this year’s search is to continue the foundation’s legacy of providing avenues for growth and development to various Filipino youth organizations. The creation of the TAYO Categories seeks to identify and acknowledge the variety and strength of organizations focusing on similar advocacies. Aiming to create space for collaboration and interconnectivity, TAYO Awards Foundation envisions the TAYO Categories as the juncture of a more integrated and comprehensive space for youth development and innovation.

 

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Generation TAYO, Generation Happiness

The TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. launched a bigger and bolder Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations last May 30, 2015. In its thirteenth year, the Search improves to highlight novel youth organizations and advocacies in the country. The Search introduces a new format that will not only select the best youth organizations in the country, but will also spread the different stories and initiatives of the Filipino youth groups in changing lives and creating lasting impact on different communities. TAYO would like to bring into the limelight the different pioneering advocacies of the different Filipino youth groups around the country through the new categories.

To highlight the new categories, TAYO launches the fourth Generation TAYO (GenTAYO) contest with the theme “GenTAYO 2015: Photos of Happiness” (GenTAYO PH). GENTAYO 2015 Photos of Happiness is a photo contest open to all Filipino youth organizations championing Filipino culture of bayahinan. GENTAYO PH is looking for striking images capturing young Filipinos actively doing their programs, pursuing their advocacies, and creating an impact in communities. Through a thematic approach, organizations can submit as many photos as they can featuring their projects.

The categories of GENTAYO 2015: Photos of Happiness are the following: (1) Education and Technology, (2) Health and Well-being, (3) Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, (4) Livelihood and Entrepreneurship, and (5) Culture, Arts, Peace, and Development. The selected themes shall draw upon GENTAYO’s vision of capturing moments of change and happiness in the Filipino society. Entries will be judged using the following criteria: (1.) Content (25%); (2.) Creativity (25%); (3.) Relevance to the theme (20%); (4.) Volunteerism and youth involvement (20%); and, (5.) Number of Votes (10%). A total of Php30, 000 is up for grabs.

The deadline of submission of entries is on July 25, 2015. Winners will be announced a week after the voting period and will be awarded during the TAYO National Awarding Ceremonies. To know more about the contest, information is available in www.tayoawards.net or www.facebook.com/TAYOawards. For inquiries, TAYO Secretariat can be reached through text at 0917 TXT-TAYO (898-8296) or e-mail at [email protected] GenTAYO PH 2015 is presented by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines and organized by the TAYO Awards Foundation, Office of Senator Bam Aquino, and the National Youth Commission.

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TAYO 13 Search: Improves to Highlight Novel Youth Organizations, Advocacies

The premier awards-giving body for Filipino youth organizations, Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Awards Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Office of Senator Bam Aquino and the National Youth Commission, with co-presenter Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, will launch the 13th TAYO Search on May 30, 2015. The annual search is back with innovations and new features to carefully and systematically identify highly accomplished youth organizations in the country.

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TAYO Awards: Giving light to the EDSA People Power Spirit

As part of the EDSA People Power commemoration, the Malacañang Palace welcomed the 12th search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations’ new set of highly innovative, creative, and passionate youth organizations. The TAYO 12 awardees joining the roster of exemplary youth organizations are:

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TAYO Launches 12th Search for Outstanding Youth Organizations

 
 

I refuse to call this generation a me-generation but indulge me in changing it, as proven by the youth in this room today, in calling it a we-generation, or rather, a TAYO-generation, because ours is a generation that innovates and finds solutions for the welfare of this shared world, for the welfare of our country, the Philippines.”- CARLA CUCUECO, SPEECH DELIVERED ON BEHALF OF THE TAYO AWARDEES AND FINALISTS, MALACANAN PALACE, 06 FEBRUARY, 2014.

 
 

In the past 11 years, Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Foundation, Inc. have seen how youth organizations revolutionized our society through social innovations. The works of TAYOaffiliated youth groups have shed greater light on the needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and children with special needs; they have allowed for controversial issues such as HIV/AIDS, prostitution, and sex to now be discussed more openly and more constructively. They have mobilized communities and resources against disaster and hunger, for the environment and education; and they have maximized their available, innate skills and talents to find sustainable solutions without the traditional, “it can’t be done” attitude.

 

This year, TAYO continues to seek for ‘stories of change’ as the 12th Search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO 12) officially launches today. TAYO Awards Foundation and the National Youth Commission (NYC) will be accepting entries from all over the country until the deadline, 30 September 2014. TAYO Search is held annually to provide duly-deserved incentives and recognition to the country’s best youth groups, thus, encouraging youth involvement in nation-building and best practices-sharing among organizations. It also maintains a yearly-updated database of the nation’s youth organizations.

 

Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc., the Search Presentor, grants Php 50,000 to the 10 winning organizations and Php 25,000 is granted to the other organizations that make it to the National Finals. Apart from the prestigious recognition, the winning organizations receive an especially commissioned trophy sculpted by Mr. Toym De Leon Imao.
Entries will be evaluated using the following general criteria: (1) Impact of the Project Entry to Stakeholders; (2) Harnessing the Spirit of Volunteerism and Citizenship; (3) Creativity and Innovation; (4) Sustainability; and, (5) Effective Use of Resources.

 

TAYO 12 is open to all youth groups, organizations, clubs, and societies whose membership and leadership are composed of at least 15 youth members (15-30 years old).Established in 2002, TAYO Foundation is the only known award-giving body for outstanding youth organizations in the Philippines. It aims to discover and laud exceptional youth organizations that have contributed to the development of their local communities, schools, or work places, through their innovative projects. To date, more than 1000 youth organizations have joined the search and are now part of the fast-growing TAYO youth network.

 

To know more about the search, information is available in www.tayoawards.net. An online entry form can be filled out at the TAYO website. For inquiries, TAYO Secretariat can be contacted through text at 0917 TXT-TAYO (898-8296) or e-mail at [email protected]
TAYO Year 12 is organized by the TAYO Awards Foundation, Office of Senator Bam Aquino, and the National Youth Commission. Presented by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, it is sponsored by SMART, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Jollibee, Philippine Airlines, SM Foundation and Lenovo.

 

 

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