Plans for the New Year

2018 Bayanihan Foundation Plans for the New Year

Happy New Year!

For 2018, the Bayanihan Foundation would like to invite you to join us in a yearlong activities of promoting diaspora philanthropy and giving.

(left to right): Jeselle Santiago, Jane Baron, James Castillo and Marc Butiong

In February 2018, the Bayanihan Foundation plans to do outreach in the Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA areas to promote the 2018 NEXTGEN Fellowship. In 2018, the Bayanihan Foundation will sponsor partial and full travel and accommodations for up to seven young adults ages 18 years old and above to visit the Philippines for 14 days in the summer 2018. The immersion trip is coordinated to promote diaspora philanthropy; know more about Filipino culture; learn about the foundation’s sustainable projects; connect and develop the participant’s potential sustainable projects; and connect with relatives and the participant’s heritage.

(standing second from right): James Castillo, foundation board member, leads youth participants in planting mangrove trees in Cebu, Philippines

In the Spring 2018, the Bayanihan Foundation plans to have a house party presentation in Chicago, IL to share the foundation’s work in mangroves and environmental sustainability in Cebu, Philippines. Bayanihan Foundation board members Marc Butiong and James Castillo will share the foundation’s work in planting over 30,000 mangrove seedlings and its continued efforts for environmental renewal and sustainability.

(standing far right) Bayanihan Foundation board member Ted Kirpach urges guests to donate to the Bayanihan Foundation’s Community Power Giving Circle

In the Summer 2018, the Bayanihan Foundation would share updates of the Community Power Giving Circle. A giving circle is a form of participatory philanthropy where groups of individuals donate their own money or time to a pooled fund, decide together where to give these away to charity or community projects. The Community Power Giving Circle plans to center among young Filipino Americans helping and giving to other young Filipino and Filipino Americans in the US and abroad. Learn more the Community Power Giving Circle here.

Mural portraying the toxic contamination left behind by the US former military bases in the Philippines (courtesy of Alliance for Bases Clean Up)

In the Fall 2018, the Bayanihan Foundation plans to host an advocacy panel and film screening about the toxic wastes left behind at the former US bases in Clark and Subic,Philippines. The foundation will also talk about plight of many Filipino Amerasians, often discriminated by the color of their skin and the stigma of their birth.  They are the sons and daughters of Filipina women (often though not always impoverished prostitutes) and American military service personnel stationed at the former US military bases in the Philippines.

Stay tuned for exact times and locations for these exciting events with the Bayanihan Foundation!

About daleasis

President of the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide
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