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Rovers Go Wild – Project Philippines Day 2

10 May 2014

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Day 2 of the project saw the ‘Rovers Go Wild’ team hit the river as part of their work.

The Skills swap team – staff and students of the Foundation and Volunteers from Npower - visited the Kalauman Centre for day 2 of activities.

The day got underway with the team running coaching sessions, working with 90 children. The sessions, including those on day one have been really well received by the groups – all the children are camping at the centre as part of their 3 day residential – the respect and teamwork has been such a great sight, with each giving effort and encouragement to each other.

Following the first coaching session of the day the Rovers Go Wild team visited a project set up by and at the centre, which is a fish farm cultivating the milk fish on site to bring in income and work in the local area. 

Following this visit to the fish farm, the team had the chance to try their rafting skills on some hand-made bamboo rafts on the river. Luckily for the team the current wasn’t strong as the raft handling skills were something to work on.

After lunch followed two more coaching sessions, which again included focus on football based activities, awarding the winning teams points to compliment the point scoring scheme of the whole Kalauman Centre Camp experience – where the 10 teams have the chance to boost team standings with good behaviour, teamwork and consideration.

Foundation team member Joe Burton said ‘The most pleasing experience so far has been the interaction of students from the Rovers Foundation with the children of the Kalauman centre, the representatives of the Foundation have excelled in their contribution to the project by leading sports sessions and interacting well with all.

The team will continue to work with the Kalauman Centre for another day, before moving onto another project, Little Children of the Philippines. For further updates follow the Foundation on Twitter @drfc_foundation.

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