Gawad Kalinga

ComVal 7th GK Bayani Challenge On

by admin on May.03, 2011, under Volunteer Support

Philippine Information Agency

comval gk buildCOMPOSTELA, Compostela Valley, May 1 (PIA) – The province is on its 7th Gawad Kalinga (GK) Bayani Challenge, aiming to build 38 houses in Barangay Osmeña, this town.

The teams of the summer bayani volunteer builders have started building houses on April 26, and are expected to finish construction on May 3.

At the opening ceremony, the banging of the drum signaled the start of the challenge, after which a unity dance and passing of hollowblocks (pasaload) followed as a community kick-off.

Activities for the builders are held every night, and special awards will be given at the culmination day.
The identified house beneficiaries will come from the three barangays of San Miguel, Osmeña and Poblacion, who will form the Kahiusahan SOP USWAG GK Village at Barangay Osmeña.

Said village is among the GK Villages that Governor Arturo T. Uy, together with the province’s officials, GK partners and movers are determined to put up in all the eleven municipalities of ComVal.

Uy said the province received pledges of 26 GK houses for the province during the GK Global Summit in Singapore, after rendering his favorite song “Munting Hiling,” which he said touched the hearts of the summit participants.
Recently, the ComVal Team emerged as champion for completing first the construction of their assigned house within five days at the GK National Build in Bantayan Island, Cebu.

Meanwhile, the province has agreed to host the 2012 GK National Build. It can be recalled that in 2010, the province was also the host of the Highway of Peace, an annual national GK caravan. (IDS-ComVal, Grace Almedilla/PIA-11, Carina L. Cayon)

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