SipaG is a youth leadership program that was developed by the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation (GK). GK is a Filipino non-profit foundation that has developed over 3,000 communities across the Philippines through holistic programs in shelter, health, livelihood, youth development, and social entrepreneurship.
SipaG is one of the pioneering programs in the Philippines that uses football, street football, and futsal for social impact in marginalized communities. Although SipaG is not limited to just one sport, football and its many modalities is the medium of choice because it is a gender neutral team sport in the Philippines.
Initially starting in GK areas, the SipaG program now collaborates and works with other foundations, communities, and schools across the country.
Number of kids trained in playing football across the country.
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The SipaG Academy (SipaG) is a program started in the Philippines by the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation (GK) to initially help complement GK's child and youth development efforts. Founded in 2005 as "Gawad Kalinga Football", SipaG is now present in all 3 major island regions in the Philippines. SipaG works with GK communities, non GK communities, and public schools to address a number of social issues affecting marginalized and at-risk Filipino youth.
Over the years, SipaG has worked with organizations and groups such as the Asian Football Confederation, Coaches Across Continents, the Philippine Football Federation, the Department of Education, and various private sector groups in using the power of football to make a positive impact on Filipino youth.