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The Search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) is annually held to find, recognize, and celebrate youth groups and organizations all over the Philippines who have created meaningful impact in their communities through their projects and initiatives. 



recognizes youth organizations who have constantly and creatively contributed in telling the Filipino narrative - its struggles & triumphs, its colorful past & dreams for the future, and its rich, diverse & global identity.


recognizes youth organizations who have projects that have addressed the education gaps through technology, literacy programs, science and mathematics training, tutoring sessions, alternative learning modules and other creative means in helping build a learned people.

Education and Technology 




recognizes youth groups who work with vulnerable communities in effective environmental protection, climate change solutions, promoting biodiversity and ecological awareness, and disaster prevention, education, rescue, rehabilitation, among others.

Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Health, Well-Being, and Human Development



recognizes youth organizations with projects that address the well-being of communities through medical services, feeding programs, nutrition information campaigns, and innovative food security projects, among other efforts that build self-sustaining communities.



recognizes youth groups who push for the knowledge, skills and values of entrepreneurship, establishing sustainable and marketable livelihood programs as interventions in alleviating poverty, especially in the countryside. Other programs may include jobs generation & matching, financial literacy, market linkage, product development, and design & sales initiatives, etc.

Livelihood and Entrepreneurship 

Culture, Arts, and Heritage

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Call for Applications


The TAYO Secretariat calls and receives applications.and verify application completion.

Secretariat Entry Screening

The TAYO Secretariat screens and verifies organizations that have met the qualifications and criteria.

Validation Interviews


The Validation Teams will meet virtually with the organizations and their beneficiaries to conduct interviews based on their project’s goals, operations, and impact. 

Experts Screening


The TAYO Secretariat invites various field experts, in line with the selected organizations for screening, to judge and provide feedback to the youth organization accepted in the Experts Screening. 

National Finals


The representatives of twenty youth groups are invited to share their projects before a panel of judges from different backgrounds and fields of expertise. The National Awarding takes place on the last day of activities.


  • Impact of project entry on stakeholders recognizes the project entry’s ability to influence the change in perception, behavior, or way of life of the beneficiaries. The beneficiaries have been or are on the road to improving their previous status. 

  • Harnessing the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship recognizes the organization’s level of involvement and commitment in implementing the project. The core implementers, together with its members, led the project in the spirit of volunteerism.

  • Creativity and innovation recognizes the uniqueness of the project from existing projects and or its out-of-the-box nature of implementation. Innovation is looked-for in projects that have similar or exact implementing nature with existing projects. 

  • Sustainability and Effective use of Resources recognizes the organization’s approach in using resources to maximize the project’s impact. It also covers the organization’s plans for its community post-project. 


a youth group of 5 or more members

with a recent project or program



The Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations through the years...


A proud product of the University of the Philippines, sculptor Toym De Leon lmao is a highly regarded artist whose works have graced national monuments and parks, and which have been hailed as great contributions of great historic and cultural significance.

For the TAYO Trophy, Imao took inspiration from the Bayanihan spirit of the Filipino, as shown by the front relief of a group working hand in hand in sharing strength to achieve 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.

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