MANILA, PHILIPPINES – At a time when everybody needs hope and inspiration to move forward from various challenges that this year posed on each Filipino, 853 youth groups went beyond their homes towards communities to help sow a promise of something better. Through relief operations, online webinars, art and poetry support groups, young Filipinos made ways to make 2020 to be a year still worth celebrating. 2020 is a year when bayanihan shone through.
From 853 entries the TAYO Awards Foundation along with various field experts filtered the projects to the top ten accomplished youth organizations. They embody how simple projects done well could not only help people in time of need, but also inspire many more to join the cause.
This year’s Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) are the following:
The EstrawngHeroes from TIgbauan, Iloilo
Federation of the Deaf Cavite Province from Kawit, Cavite
AHA! Learning Center from Makati City
#MentalHealthPH from Quezon City
Supreme Student Government Action Force from Cotabato City, Maguindanao
Super Readers Squad from Angeles, Pampanga
Millennials PH from Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
GoodGov PH from Quezon City
3H Initiative – Humans Helping Humans from Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro, and,
Mga Tala at Tula from Candaba, Pampanga
These TAYO Awardees will be given a Php 50,000 cash grant from Search Co-Presenters Coca Cola Foundation Philippines and San Miguel Corporation, and a trophy by Sir Toym De Leon Imao (as seen in picture). The ten national finalists will also receive a trophy and a Php 20,000 cash grant courtesy of the co-presenters.
Special Awards and citations were also given to the national finalists, here are the following:
SK Federation of Baybay City, Leyte; TAYO SK Community Service Award, special citation for Agriculture
SK Brgy San Isidro, Buenavista, Guimaras; TAYO SK Community Service Award special citation for education
SK Sta Monica, Lubao, Pampanga; TAYO SK Community Service Award Grand Winner
Supreme Student Government Action Force; TAYO Videos Sprint People’s Choice Award Grand Winner
Andam HIgala; Georgina P. Nava Women in Leadership Award from the family of late NYC Commissioner Georgina Nava
Bayanihan para sa Magsasaka; Kilos Ko Youth Award from the Office of Senator Francis Pangilinan
Order of Asclepius; San Miguel Better World Award from San Miguel Corporation, and
Red Cross Youth Negros Occidental; Coke Barkada Award from Coca Cola Foundation Philippines
The 18th Search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations is the first purely online Search done by the TAYO Awards Foundation. The Search received a record-breaking number of entries from all over the country. Co-Presented by Coca Cola Foundation Philippines and San Miguel Corporation, with its Official Media Partner Prime Insignia, the Search lives on to celebrate the dynamism of the Filipino youth.