Using the power of sports to make a positive impact on marginalized and at-risk Filipino youth who are living in urban slums and conflict-torn areas.
“Sipag” the Filipino word for “diligence”, is the main value that the program would like to promote to its youth participants, their parents, and the communities where they live. “Sipa” is the Filipino word for “to kick”, and captures the grassroots football component of the program.
At present, there are 16 GK Communities that are members of the GKFC. They are being implemented, monitored and evaluated as a special project under the Child and Youth Development Program of GK called SipaG.
GK is one of the Philippines largest non-profit organizations in terms of scope, with a presence in over 3,000 nationwide in both urban and rural communities in every province of the country.