The direct translation of the word nayon is small town or community. While maka is a verb prefix that means ability, permission, or opportunity to act. As an adjective prefix it means for or in favor of.
What is the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) Cultural Leadership Institute?
The name of this Cultural Leadership Institute (CLI) course is also the vision of the project which is to create cultural workers that think, act, and live in favor of their community and country.
Through the lessons and activities, the aim is to build a community of cultural workers/leaders that will have the ability to act in favor of the nayon.