15th TAYO awards launched

Groups, barkadas, organizations, clubs and societies with membership and leadership with at least five (5) members, 30 years old and below, may join the search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) awards.

On its 15th year, the search is co-organized by Senators Bam Aquino and Francis Pangilinan, with other sponsors, and focused on youth efforts towards nation building.

Organizations should have had a recent project or program with impact on the community, categorized as to Culture, Arts and Heritage, Education and Technology, Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, Health, Well-being and Human Development, and Livelihood and Entrepreneurship.

Winners receive a P50,000 cash grant and a trophy sculpted by multi-media artist Toym De leon Imao.

The entry forms could be downloaded from www.tayoawards.net/jointayo, which could be submitted with documentation, photos and description, list of officers, and certification attesting to the veracity and existence of the information by a beneficiary in the area.

This year, the top 20 videos will be showcased to highlight the initiatives of the organization, be shown during the days of judging and awarding.

The briefing was conducted at the Saint Louis University with TAYO Foundation Executive director James de Vera and other TAYO winners and judges who shared their experiences. Two Baguio groups; the University of the Cordillera Hapiyoh Mi Cultural Group and Brotherhood for Peace United Gangs and Fraternities were awarded for the creative ways in reaching out to people . - juliegfianza