GK Walk 5 - MA
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 8:30 AM (EDT)
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The Massachusetts GK Walk 5 will take place along the scenic Memorial Drive, Cambridge and Storrow Drive, Boston on April 14th, Saturday. Assembly time is 8:30 a.m.
The event aims to raise awareness about the mission and vision of GK, build villages for the poorest of the poor in the Philippines and develop an enduring relationship with partners and sponsors. Through the selfless efforts of Gawad Kalinga, the people of the Philippines now have hope that one day they will rise above the status of a third world country.
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About Gawad Kalinga (GK)
Gawad Kalinga (GK) translated in English means to “to give care”, and it is an alternative solution to the blatant problem of poverty not just in the Philippines but in the world. GK’s vision for the Philippines is a slum-free, squatter-free nation through a simple strategy of providing land for the landless, homes for the homeless, food for the hungry and as a result providing dignity and peace for every Filipino.
What started in 1995 as a daring initiative by Couples for Christ to rehabilitate juvenile gang members and help out-of-school youth in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City, then the biggest squatters’ relocation area in the Philippines, has now evolved into a movement for nation-building. Together with its partners, GK is now in the process of ending poverty of the 5 million poorest families in the country by 2024. To date GK is in over 1,700 communities all over the Philippines and Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, India, Indonesia, and recently in South Africa.
GK is more than about building houses for the poorest of the poor. Providing a decent home is just the beginning of the transformation of the people and the community. GK's other programs include Shelter and Infrastructure, Education, Health, Environment, Culture/Values Formation, Livelihood/Productivity, and Community Empowerment. GK has evolved into an Asian Model of Development consistent with the UN Millenium Development Goals.
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Liability Waiver for Participants
I, intending to be legally bound, understand and agree that I am voluntarily participating in the GK Walk and all of its activities at my own risk. I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks inherent in participating in the event and certify that I am physically fit, have not been otherwise informed by any physician and know of no restrictions imposed on me that would in any way prevent me from actively participating in the event. In consideration of GK USA sponsorship of this event and my being permitted to participate in the event, I, on behalf of myself, herby fully release and hold harmless GK USA of any and from any and all liability, claims, degrees, actions and causes of actions whatsoever on account of any loss, damage, or injury to person (including death) or any other loss or inconvenience whatsoever, suffered by me at anytime hereafter out of my voluntary participation in this event, whether resulting from GK USA’s negligence or otherwise (collectively, “liabilities”)
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GK ("Gawad Kalinga" in English, giving care) is an integrated, sustainable, holistic program, which aims to address poverty in the Philippines and other nations by transforming and empowering poor communities through its various programs.