The first update of the Foundation's adventures.
Day 1 of the ‘Rovers Go Wild’ project got underway after a gruelling 42 hour journey for the team. The six representatives of the Rovers Foundation, including two students, along with two volunteers from project funder Npower, are on a skills swap mission in the City of Dumaguete, Philippines.
Although the journey had been a tough one, it was immediately forgotten when the team were warmly welcomed at a celebration breakfast organised by the board members of the Kalauman Centre, one of the main beneficiaries of the project.
The team were informed that the donations raised by the project would be going towards various items including camp uniform and sun hats for all 160 kids.
These items are treasured by the children, and some of them were even wearing t-shirts today that they received at the camp four years ago. The rest of the funds will then go towards supporting the sponsorship of education for some young people where the families cannot afford to send their children to school.
After breakfast it was on to the day centre, where the team met the children who are part of the summer programme. Once the introductions had finished, it was straight into action where the team delivered a range of fun games and activities throughout the day.
Student Cobhan Walker said, "We put on some fun football activities and games and the children really enjoyed it – it was great to put our coaching skills learnt at DRFC Education Foundation to use in such a rewarding environment."
The team will continue to work with the Kalauman Centre for another two days, before moving onto another project, Little Children of the Philippines.
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