23-27 March: The 2013 Bayani Challenge was on again! This year, 100,000 volunteers descended on 34 provinces, to build, laugh, clean, make friends, and change their lives. Teams of 15 people took part in a 5 day test of courage, endurance and love.

Congratulations to GKA’s 'three musketeers' – Curtis Alejo, Ian McLaughlin and Florentino (Nonoy) Malubag for taking part in their fifth Bayani Challenge.

Further information: http://gk1world.com/bc2013

Volunteer stories from past Bayani Challenges:

http://gk1world.com/believing-in-the-philippines-again

http://gk1world.com/last-hoorah

 

8 April: Dr. Elaine Laforteza gave a guest lecture at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Her lecture discussed the ways in which secularism enables Australia and the Philippines to forge bilateral relations with one another. She also drew on the work of Gawad Kalinga to demonstrate an ethical application of human rights across the Philippines and Australian volunteerism.

19 April: Some GKA members will be going to Dubbo to talk to the Dubbo Men's Shed about GKA. Thank you to Frank Doolan for this opportunity!

21 & 28 April: Irene Mayo will be organasing the Brother's Keeper Talks for YGAT participants. For more information on these talks, click here