Mabuhay! Welcome to Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide’s blog!
“Bayanihan” is the spirit of community and cooperation that enables us to reach a common goal.
To enable Filipinos to improve their lives in empowering and sustaining ways
“Bayanihan” – Community spirit
“Kapwa Tao” – Helping our fellows
“Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan”
—You have to look back to where you came from to reach your destiny—
Since 2009, the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide has been working to help promote the quality of life in the Philippines and contributing to positive social change. We are dedicated to building strategic and thoughtful partnerships with like-minded organizations in the United States and at home; building broad and diaspora giving; and expanding awareness of the rich culture and history of the Philippine Islands.
The Foundation’s Board established clear priorities for its work in order to focus its activities and deliver more effectively.
For 2017 – 2018, the Bayanihan Foundation focuses on the following priorities:
- Spearheading the Community Power Giving Circle and fostering philanthropy among young Filipino Americans;
- Developing NEXTGEN 2017 Fellowship and encouraging young Filipino Americans to connect with their Filipino heritage, travel to the Philippines in June 2017 and tap into their giving locally and globally;
- Supporting sustainable long-term projects in education and health including computer labs and libraries in Iligan City and Giporlos, Samar; and
- Encouraging Filipinos abroad to help Filipinos at home including: 1) advocacy for Filipino Amerasian children of U.S. military, abandoned in the Philippines; and 2) public awareness of the toxic legacy at the Subic and Clark Bases
We hope you will join us.