Project Philippines continues.
Day 4 of the project saw the ‘Rovers Go Wild’ team begin their work with the Little Children of the Philippines, the second of our chosen charities. Continuing the trend of change it was now the turn of the Rovers teachers to take centre stage as up until now the visiting group of volunteers had been based mainly on the sports field.
The team started the morning with what has now become the accustomed warm welcome, and then moved onto helping staff in a number of soup kitchens based in satellite sites across the city of Dumaguete. Here food is provided to children who live beneath the poverty line, but the soup kitchens do have a dual purpose as the feeding programme also enables health care professionals and social workers time to observe and engage with the children the kitchens serve.
Despite their clear struggles the children were delightfully polite and extremely conscious of their peers, with a common sight being the older children, 9 years and upwards, ensuring the younger members of the group were fed with before moving on to ensuring their own needs were met.
After the soup kitchen the group moved onto the school, where teachers Adi Turnpenny & Joe Burton, and Education Manager Jenna Scully took the class for a group of 21 students ranging in age from 6 to 14 years of age. Lessons were provided in both English grammar and Maths for three hours before returning to the sports field for some well earned recreation time for the staff and students alike.
The team will continue to work with the Little Children of the Philippines for a further 3 days. For further updates follow the Foundation on Twitter @drfc_foundation.