The Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations is all about finding, recognizing, and rewarding youth organizations that create their own spark so that others may also bask in the same light. With the TAYO program, we can prove that Filipino youth groups can change lives and turn the world around, because where others see only problems and despair, they see a call for action.
The Search aims to recognize, reward, and encourage youth organizations all over the country with programs and projects that help their communities. TAYO hopes to inspire more young people to find innovative solutions and to challenge status quo through the organizations to which they belong. As movers in their communities, they can make a difference in the lives of the people they desire to serve and in the cause they choose to espouse.
While TAYO began as a little-known award given to noteworthy youth efforts, it has since evolved into a widely-recognized honour for nation-building endeavours that increasing numbers of Filipino youths aspire for. In its 15 years running, it has succeeded in reaching over 1,000 youth organizations across the country and is lauded by different sectors of the society for its efforts.
A country where youth organizations are the primary catalysts of change through innovative and creative solutions to the challenges faced by of the community.
- Recognizing, rewarding, and encouraging youth organizations all over the country to implement programs and projects that will help their communities.
- Inspiring more young people to act together in finding more innovative solutions.
- Acting as the primary source of best practices among Filipino youth.
- Establishing lasting partnerships and collaboration among TAYO winning organizations.
1. Team Work
4. Commitment to Nation-building
5. Love of Country
THE TAYO TROPHY
Sculptor Toym de Leon Imao executed the trophy. A proud product of the University of the Philippines, Imao is a highly regarded artist whose works have graced national monuments and parks, and which have been hailed as contributions of great historic and cultural significance.
For the TAYO Trophy, he took inspiration from the bayanihan spirit of the Filipino, as shown by the front relief of a group working hand in hand and sharing strength to attain its goals. Imao pays tribute to the collective efforts of a Filipino team, the artist portrays a lone individual harnessing a sail – capturing the spirit of active citizenry charting the path of the nation.