The TAYO Awards Foundation together with the National Youth Commission announced the 9th search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations
Established in 2002, TAYO Awards is the Philippines leading search for outstanding organizations by young Filipinos. These organizations are instrumental in nation building that TAYO describe as “simple, worthwhile, and notable projects implemented in their communities.”
The TAYO Awards is open to youth organizations, clubs and societies whose members and leadership are made up of at least 15 people ages 15 to 30 years old.
The entries, according to TAYO will be judged based on: “impact of project on stakeholders; harnessing the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship; creativity, and innovation; and sustainability, and effective use of resources.”
Ten organizations will receive PHP50,000.00 for each and they are intended to fund new projects, or a project’s long term program. Winners will also receive a trophy sculpted by Mr. Toym de Leon Lmao.
TAYO 9 ceremonies will also coincide with the book launching of “[R] revolutionaries,” which commemorates the first six years of the TAYO search, and will have inspiring stories about some of TAYO awards.
Interested organizations may check out TAYO Foundation’s newly rebuilt site, TAYO Awards. The site will have more information on the search, as well as a place where entry forms could be downloaded or submitted.
The TAYO is also open to inquires and will also accept entries submitted online. You may email the TAYO Secretariat.
Deadline for submission of entries is on 31 July 2011.
The TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc., The National Youth Commission, and the Office of Senator Kiko Pangillinan are organizers of the search. It is supported by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Agriculture, the Philippine Information Agency, Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation, and the Philippine Center for Young Leaders in Governance.