In 2016, the YORP Online Hub was established but was
shut-down shortly due to technical issues.
The revitalization of the YORP Guidelines in 2017
also revived efforts in the development
of an online platform for easier access of
YORP services for Youth Organizations and
Since the inception of NYC in 1995, volunteers play a major role in various activities
which face the challenges of inadequate financial support and shortage in manpower.
When inadequacies exist, volunteers fill up the gap and extend all possible assistance
without expecting anything in return. NYVP aims to equip volunteers for their
careers by opening opportunities for them, and allow them to engage in an environment
where they can gain various personal and professional skills. (November 11, 2019) The
National Youth Volunteers Program aims to create a stronger link between
Filipino Youth, and the Commission who are willing to offer their services
to championing change, and development.
“Kabayani” was first adopted as a program title by NYC in 2014. The program was initially designed to help NYC in gathering data for the Abot-Alam program. Abot Alam is a collective effort of national government agencies, local government units, civil society organizations, the private sector and community-based groups, under the leadership of the Department of Education and the National Youth Commission that aimed to map out all the out-of-school-youth (OSY) in the country and matched them with appropriate government or civil society programs that can give them opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship.
The Kabayani program also launched a website which aimed to boost youth participation in volunteer activities through the use of internet. It aimed to provide a bigger avenue for potential youth volunteers to be active movers of this nation by promoting volunteerism in a more accessible way.
After having been left behind for a couple of years, the National Youth Commission decided to revive the Kabayani program. It’s revival meant the redefinition of its purpose and reach. Now, NYC sees the proposed KABAYANI as an umbrella program that will connect the Commission’s YORP and NYVP, to re-introduce their extended version, and set the standard guidelines to efficiently manage the connection NYC has with Youth organizations and volunteers.
The Kabayani Program aims to achieve the following objectives:
The Kabayani Program will cater to the following:
KABAYANI, more than an organization or program, is a collective movement that aims to help the Filipino youth realize their potentials and allow them to contribute to nation building through volunteerism.
Coined from two Filipino words: Kabataan and Bayani, Kabayani refers to youth heroes who voluntarily imposed upon themselves the duty to advance the thrusts of the Philippine Youth Development Plan, thereby contributing to nation-building.
A Kabayani is an active partner of the Government and other organizations who would help in providing services to those who are in need. He is a modern-day hero for dedicating his time, energy, strength and resources for the development of the nation. Kabayani shall adhere to the following guiding principles:
- MOVEMENT. Kabayani was organized to achieve an agenda which is meaningful youth participation towards nation building. This shall be accomplished by advancing the thrusts of the Philippine Youth Development Program.
- VOLUNTEERISM. Kabayani action is done for the fulfilment of service, not primarily for any reward or incentive.
- MAKA-DIYOS, MAKATAO, MAKAKALIKASAN, MAKABANSA. Kabayani consciously observe the Filipino core values in the performance of their duties. They put service to God, country and fellowmen first before their personal gains.
- SOLUTION-FOCUSED. Kabayani work together in a collaborative spirit towards finding They do not merely criticize and rant but proactively partner with governments and institutions to conceptualize solutions and implement them.
- INCLUSIVITY. Kabayani embraces everyone and acknowledges that everyone is capable to help. Kabayani shall actively engage the marginalized young people to promote social and political inclusion and ensuring effective opportunities and resources to participate.
THE YOUTH ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION PROGRAM. The program started as the National Registration Program (NRP) in 2001 with the aim to register, help, and facilitate the establishment of youth organizations, and youth serving organization through its creation. After the evaluation of the program, in 2007, the NRP was renamed into the Youth Organization Registration Program.
THE NATIONAL YOUTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. Since the inception of NYC in 1995, volunteers play a major role in various activities which face the challenges of inadequate financial support and shortage in manpower. When inadequacies exist, volunteers fill up the gap and extend all possible assistance without expecting anything in return. The initial mobilization of youth volunteers by NYC started during the Southeast Asian Games in 2005 where 5,000 youth volunteers were mobilized. NYVP aims to equip volunteers for their careers by opening opportunities for them, and allow them to engage in an environment where they can gain various personal and professional skills.
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