The Search for TAYO 19

Aahon tayo!

The 19th Search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards launched last July 1, 2021 through the TAYO Facebook Page.

With the call to seed hope of a better future despite the pandemic, the Search invites youth groups to rise from the waves – aahon tayo!

With its long standing co-presenter, Coca Cola Foundation Philippines and San Miguel Corporation, supported by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, the Search welcomed a record breaking number of entries for 2 years in a row.


From TAYO 18’s exclusive Search for quarantine and pandemic responses, TAYO 19 relaunched the Search to youth groups across initiatives from September 2019 to August 2021. It recaptured projects across its 5 categories:

Culture, Arts and Heritage
Education and Technology
Environment, DRR, and Climate Change Adaptation
Health, Wellbeing and Human Development
Livelihood and Entrepreneurship

Search Process

Call for Applications
Secretariat Entry Screening
Validation Interview
Experts Panel Screening
National Finals or TAYO Week

Spread throughout the months, the Search continued to operate online this 2021, to ensure safety of applicants and staff. Application to the Search is free of charge.