By: Elaine Laforteza

The third annual GK Global Summit was held at the University of Sydney from 15-16 October 2011. The first day consisted of plenaries and workshops, which unpacked the ways in which the GK model has been implemented. That night, a celebratory dinner was held at St. Aloysius College in Milsons Point. On the second day, optional focus groups were held and continued the spirit of collegiality and passion evoked in the first day.

To read some of the speeches that were shared during the Summit, please see:

Glimpses into the heart of GK This is the speech given by Conrado de Quiros, Columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Plenary Session 1 - The Heart of Gawad Kalinga: Caring and Sharing.

School Partnerships with GK: Learning to Serve - Serving to Learn This is the speech given by Father Ross Jones, SJ, rector of St Ignatius College, Riverview. His speech was given in Plenary Session 2: Building Communities to End Poverty.

To read about the workshops, please click on: Workshop 1: The GK Model: A Global Template for Poverty Eradication.

Workshop 2: Building the GK Spirit Amongst the Youth and Schools

Workshop 3: Centre for Social Innovation.

All of the 2011 GK Global Summit photographs were taken by Brenda Pacana Milan