Social Awareness Awards 2016 nominees

Gawad Kalinga

Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc was formally established in 2003, but the work began as early as 1994 in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City - the biggest squatters relocation site in Metro Manila. Since then it has expanded its work to over 2,000 organised communities and has been adopted in other developing nations like Cambodia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its mission is to end poverty for 5 million Filipino families by 2024.

Roots of Health

Roots of Health is an organisation that seeks to improve the reproductive health of women and girls and to help reduce the incidence of maternal mortality by providing health education and clinical services in communities and in the local university and high school populations.Programming is community or classroom-based, and utilises a human rights framework, which includes the core belief that health is a human right.