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The MEALenium Project: Developing champions in Payatas

Thank you for featuring our sports clinic last May-June, 2016! Link here: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2016/07/14/1602767/mealenium-project-developing-champions-payatas — MANILA, Philippines – Part of the 1990 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the Philippines was to significantly decrease the percentage of underweight children in the country from 27 percent to 13.5 percent by 2015.  Although progress has been made in this regard, efforts have still fallen short. In 2015, the percentage of underweight children under age 5 was still at 20 percent. With this situation in mind,…

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June Updates – Table Tennis Sports Clinic

With the help our coaches, Coach Mario Breiva of the Ateneo College Varsity and Coach Michael Breiva of the Ateneo Highschool varsity, we were able to train kids in Payatas the basics in table tennis. We hope to see them pursue and excel in this sport. 🙂

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June Updates – Basketball Sports Clinic

Photo highlights of the basketball training for the kids of Payatas. The boys in the community enjoyed the sports clinic. They are already asking when the next one will be! Indeed sports is a great way to foster frienships and to instill values such as discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship.  

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First Sports Clinic for Payatas

Last May 28, we had our first session for basketball and table tennis training. We enlisted kids ages 9-15 from St. Benedict, Payatas who were interested to learn these sports. We came up with the idea of holding a basketball and table tennis sports clinic because we know that sports has many benefits not only in physical health but also in teaching kids discipline, focus and team work. “A growing body of research literature finds that in addition to improved physical…

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