SINGAPORE – Gawad Kalinga (GK) means to give care, and it is an organization founded in the Philippines to provide homes for the homeless, food for the hungry, and education for pre-school children.
It has built over 30,000 homes for the poor in the Philippines.
GK’s founder, Tony Meloto, will be in Singapore on May 8 to share his experiences. Tony grew up with the suffering poor in Ateneo but admitted he later "forgot them" for 32 years, being focused only on "repackaging, and building up myself".
"What needs to be done is to bring sorry to action, to convert regret to reform, to lift apathy to compassion and development," he said.
Visitwww.gawadkalinga.org for more information on GK. n