Gawad Kalinga – Learn more here

on 5-17-2013 in The People, Volunteering

Gawad Kalinga is a Philippine-based poverty alleviation and nation-building movement. Gawad Kalinga in translation means to give care.

This song was composed by my friend Howie Clavite in 2001.  Howie conceptualized this song while painting a GK house during the National Build in 2001.  The melody was unshakable. When Howie went home, he picked up a guitar and within minutes, the song ‘Gawad Kalinga’ was born.  Upon return to the GK village, Howie taught it to the children.

The song ‘Gawad Kalinga’ has since then become THE official song for Gawad Kalinga.  The song is an excellent example of the bayanihan spirit!  Watch the video, and let me know if it touches your heart.  The movement that this song represents definitely makes me proud to be Filipino!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to help.  Virtual volunteers are welcome! 🙂  Salamat po.