CEBU CITY, Philippines - As the National Youth Commission or NYC formally opened the search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations or TAYO Year 13 this year, youth groups in Cebu are encouraged to join.
Bearing the theme, "Transforming the Nation: Explore, Innovate, and Inspire," the TAYO Awards Foundation Inc. and Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines Inc., will conduct a TAYO Search Caravan in Cebu for two days.
On August 5, 2015 Wednesday at 1PM-4PM the Caravan will be conducted in the Main AVR, 2nd Floor San Agustin Building, of University of San Jose - Recoletos Main Campus, along Magallanes Street this city. The following day August 6 Thursday at 9:00AM-12:00NN it will be held in the Cebu City Government Social Hall, Legislative Building of Cebu City Hall.
Officers and members of various youth organizations Cebu-wide are encouraged to join the TAYO Search. It is open to all youth organizations who is composed of at least 15-youth members aged 15-30 years old that has made a marked difference in their respective communities.
The annual search provides duly-deserved incentives and recognition to the country's top ten youth groups who contributed in nation-building. It aims to discover and laud exceptional youth groups that have contributed to the development of their local communities, schools and workplaces through their innovative and significant programs and projects.
Search presentor Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines Incorporated will grant Php50,000 to the 10 winning youth groups and Php25,000 to all National finalists. At least 5 youth groups will be selected in the National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao areas that will compete in the final round.
Entries will be evaluated using the following criteria, i.) Impact of the Project Entry to Stakeholders; ii.) Harnessing the Spirit of Volunteerism and Citizenship; iii.) Creativity and Innovation; iv.) Sustainability; and v.) Effective Use of Resources.
Looking back, in the previous TAYO Search, Cebu has already produced winners. This included CIT-U Industrial Engineering Council in TAYO 9 with their project “NOWTBUKS’’ or NOW is Time to Build-up Kids for Sustainability; Cebuano Youth Ambassadors in TAYO 10 in their project “BASURASKWELA”; at least two in TAYO 11, the Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme, Inc. or GVSP in their "Break The Silence Network Project and the USC Pathways in improving the quality of education in public high schools; and in the TAYO 12 the Rescue Assistance Peacekeeping Intelligence Detail (RAPID) in their "The Rugby Boy Project."