Currently, Gawad Kalinga is present in almost every province in the country, spread in over 2,500 communities and affecting 60,000 families. There are 9 Area Coordination Teams that are on ground, going where help is needed the most. In our promise to leave no one behind, GK does not hesitate to enter some of the most troubled and war-torn areas. GK communities are known to be zones of peace, and we have successfully transformed slums into peaceful and productive communities.
Gawad Kalinga began with a simple desire to give care and leave no one behind.
Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc. (GK) was formally established in 2003, but the work began as early as 1994 in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City, the biggest squatters relocation site in Metro Manila. Since then it has expanded its work to over 2,000 organized communities and has been adopted in other developing nations like Cambodia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. It is also in the forefront of peace-building work in conflict areas in Mindanao and reconstruction work in post-disaster communities.
Padugo, Tataya Ako
I commit to bleed for the mission.
Una sa Serbisyo, Huli sa Benepisyo
I commit to serve rather than to be served.
Para sa Diyos at Para sa Bayan
I commit to love God and my country.
I commit to challenge the impossible in solidarity with others.
I commit to leave no one behind.