|With KC Concepcion at the 2009 TAYO Awards at the Renaissance Hotel, Makati City.|
(Photo taken 2 years ago.)
Out of over 200 entries from all over the country, our group, UL-SIFE* made it to the National Finals in the TAYO Awards and is now recognized as one of the TAYO* in the Philippines!
This year, UL-SIFE, being PILIPINAS-SIFE*’s National Champion, is now in Kualu Lumpur, Malaysia, competing globally with SIFE representatives from more than 20 other countries.
Good luck and advanced congratulations, team, on your big achievement! I’m soo proud of you!
Let’s continue to bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.
by: National Youth Commission, Coca-Cola Foundation and Sen. Kiko Pangilinan
Since it started in 2002, the TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. has successfully established itself as the country’s only award giving body that recognizes and supports the outstanding contributions of youth organizations to the country.
To date more than a thousand youth organizations have joined the search and are now part of the growing youth network of the foundation.
These exceptional youth organizations have contributed to the development of their local communities, schools and work place, through their innovative and valuable projects.
SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious SIFE World Cup. In addition to the community aspect of the program, SIFE’s leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.