On May 27, the founder of Gawad Kalinga (GK), Tony Meloto was invited to give a keynote address for Optus’ ‘Change Makers’ event. This was a part of Tito Tony’s tour in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth with Fabien Courteille (French Social Entrepreneur) and Thomas Graham (British Journalist and Social Entrepreneur).
Many of us in the Filipino-Australian community are aware that GK implements poverty alleviation programs in the Philippines. But many of us are not aware of the links Australia has forged with GK.
One of these connections is made through corporate partnerships with companies such as Optus.