Category Archives: Volunteerism

Honoring the late Jolynne Andal Biljetina- helping children and the community


The Bayanihan Foundation honors the late Dr. Jolynne Andal Biljetina, PhD. and her spirit of helping children and the community. A scholarship award is set up in her honor Jolynne’s commitment of helping others. Continue reading

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Planting Seeds of Change, Nurturing Leadership


NEXTGEN participant Marc Butiong exemplifies the success of the NEXTGEN Program in planting seeds of change and nurturing leadership for long-term change. The NEXTGEN Program invests in young Filipino Americans so they can discover their roots and heritage, travel back to the Philippines, and find ways to help locally and globally. Continue reading

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NEXTGEN: ‘Pagbabalik’ (Coming Home) Applications Open until April 15, 2017!


Applications already open; deadline extended to Saturday, April 15, 2017. Apply online at: NEXTGEN Travel Scholarship Application for Summer 2017 This Summer 2017, the Bayanihan Foundation will sponsor partial and full travel accommodations for up to seven young adults (18 … Continue reading

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2015 NEXTGEN Fellow Jeselle Santiago Becomes Advanced Level Masters of Social Work Intern with Bayanihan Foundation


2015 NEXTGEN Fellow Jeselle Santiago Becomes Advanced Level Masters of Social Work Intern with Bayanihan Foundation. The foundation is proud to be supporting Jeselle’s leadership development and growth in supporting diaspora philanthropy in the US and in the Philippines. Continue reading

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Apply for NEXTGEN 2017 Travel Fellowship Program


This summer 2017, Bayanihan Foundation will sponsor partial and full travel scholarships for up to seven young adults ages 18 years old and above to visit the Philippines for 14 days. The NEXTGEN: ‘Pagbabalik’ (Coming Home) Travel Scholarship will promote diaspora philanthropy; know more about Filipino culture; learn about the foundation’s sustainable projects; develop the participant’s potential sustainable projects; and connect with relatives and the participant’s heritage. Continue reading

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Giving Circle Influences Young Filipino Americans to Give Back


Bayanihan Foundation debuts the Community Power Giving Circle, created by young Filipino Americans to give back to young Filipinos and Filipino Americans locally and globally. Continue reading

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“The BOB” Latrine: Toilet Without Water


Rotarian and inventor, Bob Newlon tries out and builds the new “BOB Toilet” a biodegradable, zero waste toilet invention that doesn’t use water in remote village in Giporlos, Samar Philippines. Continue reading

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