The TAYO Foundation, regarded as one of the leading award-giving bodies for outstanding youth in the Philippines, aims to discover and laud exceptional youth organizations that have contributed to the development of their local communities, schools or work place, through their innovative and valuable projects. Since 2002, over 1000 youth organizations have joined the annual Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations and are now part of the fast-growing TAYO youth network.
The TAYO Awards, now on its 9th year, is an annual search open to youth groups, organizations, clubs and societies whose membership and leadership are composed of at least 15 members who are 15-30 years old. At stake are cash grants of P50,000.00 to be given to 10 youth organizations to fund existing or future projects.
This year, TAYO aims to be more accessible online, with a newly updated website, www.tayoawards.net. Interested youth organizations can both access information on the current search, and also submit entry forms online.
It will be a TAYO first to accept “virtual entries” i.e. entries with requirements entirely submitted online. This will enable an even more far-reaching search—further allowing organizations from distant areas to submit their entries without cost.
Deadline for submission of entries is July 31, 2011. Entry forms may be also be downloaded from www.nyc.gov.ph. Text 0917 TXT-TAYO (898-8296) or e-mail [email protected] for information about the TAYO search.
TAYO 9 was launched via ceremonies coinciding with the release of the book entitled [R]evolutionaries. This maiden book commemorates the first 6 years of the TAYO search and the inspiring stories of TAYO awardees. [R]evolutionaries is available in all Fullybooked branches and the TAYO Secretariat.
TAYO 9 is presented by the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc., and organized by the National Youth Commission alongside the Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan. Also supporting the search are: The Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Agriculture, Philippine Information Agency, Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation, and the Philippine Center of Young Leaders in Governance Foundation, Inc.