Search on for outstanding youth organizations

THE search is on for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (Tayo) in the country.

Now on its 15th year, the search is conducted by the National Youth Commission and the Tayo Awards Foundation Inc.

It is open to all groups, organizations, clubs and societies whose membership and leadership are compose of at least five members who are below 30 years old.

The project entry to be submitted must be a recently concluded project or an ongoing program and should be under the following categories: culture, arts and heritage; education and technology; environment, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation; health, well-being and human development; and livelihood and entrepreneurship.

Entries will be judged based on the impact of the project on the stakeholders; harnessing the spirit of volunteering and citizenship (involvement of the community, especially the youth in planning, implementing and evaluating the program); creativity and innovation (introduction or application of new technologies, uniqueness of service or product, promotion of unique or indigenous ways or materials; sustainability; and effective use of resources.

Deadline of submission of entries will be on September 8.

For the general rules, requirements and entry forms, visit the www.nyc.giv.ph and www.tayoawards.net websites.

Entries may be sent by e-mail to tayo15entry@gmail.com and mailed or hand-carried to the Tayo secretariat at the following addresses: Tayo Awards Foundation Inc. 2602C East Tower Philippine Stock Exchange Center Exchange Road Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605 or the Nation Youth Commission 3rd Floor West Insular Building 135 West Avenue, Quezon City 1105. (PR)

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