Project Philippines continues
Day 5 of the project saw the ‘Rovers Go Wild’ team spend a second day working with the Little Children of the Philippines charity. Again the welcome was warm as the team were greeted by many of the children the charity supports.
The team split into two groups and spent the morning with pre-school classes based in satellite sites across the City of Dumaguete. Both the DRFC Foundation staff and npower volunteers were involved in delivering lessons to the children in ‘early years’ Maths and English. Despite the setting being in an area of poverty, the classroom was rich in excitement and willingness from the children to learn.
The groups then moved onto helping staff in soup kitchens, who make sure the children a nutritious meal as well as using the time for pastoral care. Despite the circumstances, these children found themselves in, their smiling faces also left a lasting impression on the team.
After lunch the team were involved in presenting school equipment to children whose families are not able to afford to send them to school. This equipment and transportation to the event was funded by money raised by the ‘Rovers Go Wild’ project. Parents joined children in the presentation and were genuinely thankful for the help the project had given with over 200 children receiving vital supplies.
In the afternoon the team were together delivering sports sessions to youths based at the centre. Sports included football, badminton, volleyball and table tennis as the team were given a lesson in return by the talented youngsters!
Jenna Scully, DRFC Head of Education, said ‘It was wonderful to see how eager the children were to learn and, in turn, help give others the chance of education through our fundraising’.
The team will continue to work with the Little Children of the Philippines for a further 2 days. For further updates follow the Foundation on Twitter @drfc_foundation.