Category Archives: Youth leadership development

Camillo Geaga: 2017 NEXTGEN Fellow, A Trip of A Lifetime


2017 NEXTGEN Fellow Camillo Geaga shares his thoughts about his trip to the Philippines and how it was a valuable and enriching experience of a lifetime. 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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History Matters: Magellan Didn’t ‘Discover’ the Philippines After All


Were precolonial Filipinos ‘primitive’ before the Ferdinand Magellan ‘discovered’ the islands in 1521? Were Filipino tribes consist of ‘savages in loin cloths’ when the Americans came in 1898? History matters. It’s time to change the narrative and that the islands had a rich culture even before the colonizers came. Continue reading

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10 Famous Foods You’ll Love in the Philippines


Bayanihan Foundation NEXTGEN participants enjoyed the many food delights of the Philippine Islands. I shared my top 10 list of famous foods you’ll love in the Philippines. Continue reading

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Young Filipino Americans Travel to Philippines to Discover Heritage, Give Back


Young Filipino Americans will travel to the Philippines as part of the Bayanihan Foundation’s 2017 NEXTGEN Program to discover their Filipino heritage and give back to the community 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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