Be Inspired: Learn Your Philippine Heritage in the Philippines

Apply online at: NEXTGEN Travel Scholarship Application for Summer 2020 NEXTGEN Fellowship open until Friday, February 14, 2020 – 12 midnight (Pacific Time).

This Summer 2020, the Bayanihan Foundation will sponsor partial travel scholarships for up to seven young adults (18 years old and up) to visit the Philippines for 14 days – June 20 to July 4, 2020:  Learn your Philippine heritage in the Philippines. Take advantage of potential travel scholarship opportunities valued up to $3,000 each. They will be awarded based on merit and financial need. The travel scholarship will go towards domestic transportation in the Philippines, meals, lodging, and sightseeing. Anticipated costs that participants are expected to cover on their own are: round trip international airfare from US to the Philippines (around $1000); passport and/or visa costs; incidentals; souvenirs; travel vaccinations (please consult your doctor); and travel insurance. Participants are also encouraged to fund raise a minimum of $200 and contribute to the Community Power Giving Circle.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Visit family & friends and immerse in Filipino culture before or after the NEXTGEN trip (reconnect with your roots)
  • Contribute to the Community Power Giving Circle and  promote diaspora philanthropy (share resources with your homeland)
  • Learn about the foundation’s service and advocacy projects (contribute in sustaining community with action), but most of all
  • BE INSPIRED to take the next steps in your personal and professional life.

(left to right): 2019 NEXTGEN participants Camillo Geaga, Richelle Caday, and Jacob Olaguir prepare the children’s books that were donated in Giporlos, Samar (July 2019)

What’s new for the 2020 NEXTGEN Program

Ate/ Kuya (Elder Sibling/ Elder Sister/ Elder Brother) Buddy System. All 2019 NEXTGEN Fellows (Richelle Caday, Camillo Geaga, and Jacob Olaguir) plan to join the trip in 2020 and will serve as guides and mentors for the newer participants. The ‘Ate/Kuya’ buddy system is integral part to the Filipino culture more than just birth order; it is a responsiblity to help and guide younger siblings. The 2019 NEXTGEN cohort have also guided the design of the 2020 itinerary and have redirected the philanthropic, giving projects to their parent’s hometowns in Tuguegarao, Cagayan and Biabas, Bohol respectively.

(from left to right): NEXTGEN participants Camillo Geaga, Richelle Caday, & Jacob Olaguir holds plaques of appreciation from Leyte National High School after presenting computers & accessories for students with special learning needs.

The Bayanihan Foundation invites you to be part of the 2020 cohort of NEXTGEN travelers. The foundation cannot promise you the same exemplar experiences of Richelle Caday, Camillo Geaga, and Jacob Olaguir. However, the NEXTGEN Travel Fellowship could give the opportunity to be inspired like them, create a path of success for yourself, and discover the spaces in between and the connection to your heritage and beyond. Apply today!

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President of the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide
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