One morning in May, Team TCRP rose before the sun to start their journey to the Dr. Jose Rizal Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village. Decked out in first edition TCRP x 2XU cycling gear, catalysts hopped on Kawayan Bamboo Bicycles that were built as part of the villagers’ livelihood program, and relied on pure pedal power to get them to the village. It was literally an uphill battle, but all of them made it through unscathed.
As the summer sun beat down on them, the 23 of them carried countless buckets of granite, soil, cement and water, dug holes, filled crevasses, assembled parts, screwed in nuts and bolts and worked muscles they forgot they had, all to finish a playground for hundreds of kids.
The goal of the trip was to raise SGD$100,000 for the Dr, Jose Rizal GK Village. We are still in the process of raising funds and accepting donations for this campaign.
Gawad Kalinga is not a charity, rather, it’s an organization that aims to end poverty by building sustainable communities. Gawad Kalinga’s Vision is to build a nation empowered by people with faith and patriotism; a nation made up of caring and sharing communities, dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity. Gawad Kalinga’s Mission is to end poverty for 5 million poor families by 2024.
The TCRP 2013 initiative is still accepting donations for Gawad Kalinga as well as secured and built a playground worth $100,000 for the Dr. Jose Rizal Gawad Kalinga Village in partnership with Playpoint.