KN Tribute to Jesse: Call for Volunteers

Jesse Robredo: Huwaran ng Kabataang Pilipino

Four years after his untimely demise, Kaya Natin founder Jesse M. Robredo remains an inspiration to many because of his simplicity, integrity and  tsinelas leadership-- a genuine leader who listens, reaches out and empowers those in the fringes of society.


One of the many wonderful stories about Jesse’s leadership that inspires others to follow him is how he cleans up the streets of Naga city after a typhoon. Wearing working clothes and slippers, Jesse would be the first out on the streets to clean, inspiring his people to also go out, sweep the streets with him, and do their part, be it small, for their beloved Naga.


This is the inspiration behind the Jesse Robredo: Huwaran ng Kabataang Pilipino, a youth-led cleanup activity on August 20, 2016. Inspired by Jesse, the activity encourages the youth to take action, do their share by cleaning their community, and encourage them to take the challenge to run for SK.


Wearing slippers and #LiveLikeJesse pins, participants will hold a youth-led clean up drive


August 20, 2016, 7:00-9:00 am


Kaya Natin Champions, Members, Youth, Volunteers, and anyone who wants to do a cleanup drive in their own communities as tribute to Jesse


Kaya Natin hopes to send a message for government leaders to lead with honesty, integrity, as well as forego corruption and dirty practices through the cleanup drive. Likewise, the activity hopes to encourage the youth to run for SK and take the challenge of being the next tsinelas leaders in their communities.

How to join:

1. Identify your target community or neighborhood and find friends who would like to conduct a cleanup drive. The youth and youth at heart may join the activity.

2. Register your names, contact information, mailing address and area where you will conduct the cleanup by calling Sarah at (02)256-1446 or sending an e-mail to [email protected]

3. Wait for a confirmation reply and further instructions. Volunteers who will conduct the activity will be sent a Live Like Jesse pin to wear during the event. 

4. Go out on August 20 at 7:00 in the morning wearing your working clothes, slippers, and Live Like Jesse pins, and clean up your community!