About Us

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.” – Pablo Picasso

layagLayag (/la·yág/ (v) to sail) is a voluntourism movement by multimedia artists that aims to empower the youth through the arts.

Our mission & vision

To reach out to the different provinces and all 7,107 islands of the Philippines to provide recreational art activities to the underprivileged, as well as therapeutic play for the neglected and the abused.

Why the arts

Learning the arts aid the development of a child’s potential. The arts are a central force in human existence. We believe that we should tap all possible resources in the shaping of the children’s future.

Our main objective is to inspire the children all around the country to pursue bigger dreams through the arts. Not only is learning the arts enjoyable and fun, these learning experiences contribute to the development of academic skills, social and motivational skills that are considered basic for success in school, work and life.

Where we work

We work with orphanages and children’s homes, local communities, public schools, hospitals and we do collaborations with other non-profit organizations.

Why travel?

Travel changes you and how you see the world. It helps you think BIG. While we do hold art workshops in Metro Manila, the ultimate goal is to reach the people with no direct access to help and are usually looked over because of inaccessibility. We also travel to enjoy the place and re-connect with nature, find hidden spots way out of the known tourist trail.

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