end poverty by first restoring the dignity of the poor.
Meaning “to give care” in Filipino, the organization founded by Meloto is involved in nearly 2000 communities in the Philippines and neighboring countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia, and Papua new Guinea. The Gawad Kalinga model fosters values formation, community building, self-sufficiency, and sustainable leadership. At the 35-hectare GK enchanted Farm in Bulacan, Meloto encourages start-ups for social entrepreneurship and social tourism.
She’s a co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls in response to the Boko Haram kidnappings; she also runs the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (named for her father, the late nigerian head of state). Gbenga just joined the board of Jazz at lincoln Center.