Support Gawad Kalinga USA's mission to end poverty
MULTI-FACETED SOLUTIONS TO A MULTI-FACETED PROBLEM
PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: SEED PROGRAM
In 2014, Gawad Kalinga established the School for Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) as an education-based response to poverty eradication in the Philippines, a country where only 40% of high school students go for further education.
Because face-to-face teaching is limited due to the pandemic, the SEED 3-month program was born. SEED equips students from low-income families with the skills to be agri-entrepreneurs thru a combination of campus-based and community-based learning.
This SEED program offers full scholarship with certificate in Organic Agriculture Productions and training in basic communication, project management, and leadership.
The SEED graduates hope to raise a generation of agri-entrepreneurs who will end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, and their country.
Help us support as many agri-entrepreneurs as we can ($1,200 per student for the entire program). Click below to support the SEED program.
Learn about Gawad Kalinga USA
A FUTURE FULL OF HOPE
Who we are
GK1 World Foundation, collectively known as Gawad Kalinga USA is the lead partner organization of the Gawad Kalinga Global Community and its mission partners in creating a sustainable template to end poverty.
Gawad Kalinga USA aims to uplift the Philippines as a nation; to build a country full of hope. We envision a nation made up of sharing and caring communities dedicated to eradicating poverty and restoring human dignity.
End poverty for 5 million Filipino families by 2024.
Gawad Kalinga USA has significantly contributed to building 3,000 cohesive communities across the Philippines. Over 5,000 local leaders work in solidarity with poor communities, volunteers, local government units and private institutions.
These communities allow us to listen to their most pressing concerns and inform us how to best respond to their needs.
SUPPORT OUR MISSION TO END POVERTY
POVERTY IS A MULTI-FACETED PROBLEM REQUIRING A MULTI-FACETED SOLUTION.
At the core of the solution is a change of one's heart and mind, coupled with a strong desire to work together to change the status quo in a sustainable manner. Help us to shelter, feed the poor, and provide our communities with educational and economic opportunities to rise up from poverty.
HOW WE END POVERTY:
We allow the poor to inform our biggest decisions and actions. The solution to poverty may begin with a home, but it does not end there. Our platforms allow us to partner with other organizations, agencies and individuals so that we can be where the poor need us the most.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL
GK USA EVENTS
Our events have gone virtual! Have fun, and stay safe, while doing good! Here are upcoming local and national GK USA events in your area. Scroll down to see what's happening virtually and in your area.
- Sat, Feb 19Live Oak Ballroom, UCF CampusFeb 19, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ESTLive Oak Ballroom, UCF Campus, Jimmie A. Ferrell Student Services Commons, Orlando, FL 32816, USAIn collaboration with Gawad Kalinga USA, the Filipino Student Association at University of Central Florida will be hosting our very own collegiate summit on February 19, 2022. This event serves as a way for college students, philanthropists & activists to help alleviate poverty in the Philippines.
- Sat, Dec 11Register to receive the event linkDec 11, 2021, 7:00 PM ESTRegister to receive the event linkA FREE virtual concert featuring Philippine National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and the Ryan Cayabyab Singers. With special performances by Gary Valenciano, AJ Rafael and Kiana Valenciano. Registration is required for this free event.
GAWAD KALINGA: HOPE STORIES
Stories inspired by the people who rediscover hope in the midst of adversity. Having the chance to connect with our brothers and sisters on the ground allows us to share their perspective on poverty. Read on for stories of the people who need help the most.