Summer Kicks Off with Goooal!: The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic

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If you are planning to learn how to play football, this summer is probably the best time to do it. Be trained by no less than Real Madrid C.F youth team coaches and help a charity, as this is a fundraising event. That’s like hitting 2 goals with one kick, right? Read on to know more about Goooal: The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic:

It’s a fundraising event like no other before by Fundación Santiago in collaboration with the Fundación Real Madrid. It’s “Goooal: The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic.”

This two-week football training for the youth and for football coaches will happen in a span of 12 days from April 19 to May 2 in Metro Manila and in Negros Occidental. Goooal! participants will be trained by the best coaches from the Real Madrid C.F. youth team in Spain on individual technique and tactical team training.

In the words of Fundación Santiago executive director, Chaco Molina: “Here’s a case that proves that doing good is More Fun in the Philippines. Indeed a unique opportunity to be of help to those who have less in life while enjoying the practice of your favourite sport, mentored by internationally acclaimed coaches.”

It all started with a novel joint project in Nasugbu, Batangas designed to keep children in school and out of harms-way through the practice of football. Notably, the proceeds from “Goooal!: The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic” will go to Fundación Santiago’s Volun2rism Program, particularly the Real Madrid Foundation Social Sports School (Escuelas Socio Deportivas) in Batangas and Negros Occidental.

It will foster inclusive development for under-served children while they pursue their passion for football and enhance their academic performance. The Social Sports School likewise aspires to teach them good values associated with sports and teamwork as well as healthy living.

This summer “Goooal: The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic” will hone the football skills of participants, ages 7 to 18 years old, in daily sessions held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila from April 20 to 24 and at the SJR Football Field in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental from April 27 to May 1.

The Coach Clinic is a whole day educational session for football coaches on pre-championship and pre-competition preparation for young players, set for April 19, in Metro Manila and on May 2, in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

“Goooal: The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic” is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, the Spanish Embassy in Manila, MAPFRE-Insular, Roxas Holdings and Lifeline.

For more info, you may contact Cheska Lacson, Resource Mobilization Officer of Fundación Santiago at:

E: cheska@fundacionsantiago.com | M: +63936 -9677660 | T: 696-2457

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UNICEF champions children’s rights with commemorative events

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Unicef Philippines is holding two events this year to commemorate Typhoon Yolanda and the 25thanniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). In photo are Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Representative for the Philippines (2nd from left), Zafrin Chowdhury, Unicef Chief for Communications and Private Fundaising and Partnership (1st from left), Grace Alejandrino, OIC Deputy Director, Council on the Welfare of Children (3rd from left) and Normina Mojica, Planning Officer for CWC

UN children’s agency UNICEF announces two commemorative events this November to bring to light the situation of children’s rights in the Philippines. The one year commemoration of Typhoon Yolanda and the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) gives the country an opportunity to look back on the gains and challenges of growing up in a country facing multiple disasters, amidst a rapidly changing and socio-economic reality.

The CRC, the most widely ratified international human rights treaty, is focused on protecting and promoting children’s rights to survival, development, protection, and participation. Countries that have adopted the CRC—including the Philippines — are bound by its international laws and are required to always act in the best interest of children.

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Lotta Sylwander of UNICEF

“The Philippines made a set of promises to children when it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990. While more and more Filipino children are growing up happy and healthy, looking back on 25 years of progress reminds us what is still left to do and how the vision for Filipino children must shape up,” said Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Representative in the Philippines.

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kid for a cause: join the #DinnerForCarlisle event

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It must be very difficult for a child to experience a very serious illness earlier on in life. I can only imagine what they have to go through + what their parents have to go through to make sure they stay healthy + well. Having a sick child can be very taxing + heartbreaking to any parent or family. That is why it is a must that we do our share to help them in what little way we can. Mum came across Carlisle + his mum through their common friends online. He was diagnosed with brain tumor + to help fund his treatments + medications, her mum thought of putting up the Dinner For Carlisle event on 27 September, 2014. Buffet 101 Eastwood branch will be hosting a dinner-for-a-cause event for Carlisle. The #DinnerForCarlisle buffet is priced at Php 1,100 for adults and Php 600 for kids 3.5 ft and above. Children below the height limit is considered free of charge. Part of the sales will be for Carlisle’s hospital funds. Dinner starts at 5:30 PM.

If you have no plans for the weekend, make sure to go there + help Carlisle’s mum.

You can read more about this dinner-for-a-cause event on their Facebook Event Page, https://www.facebook.com/events/365351790283139, + you can also read more about Carlisle + his battle against Craniopharyngioma on his Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/HelpForCarlisle

You can also read about his story here:

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Carlisle Von Patrick was born as a healthy bouncing baby boy on the morning of March 31st, 2012. Being a single mom who carried him for the whole nine months by myself, I was so overwhelmed that he came out as healthy as I prayed for. Crying out loud, rosy cheeks, birthmark. Everything seems to be perfect. I make sure that he’ll not be hurt, no insect will bite him. He was present on monthly check-ups, up-to-date with his vaccines.

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e is for earth hour 2014

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i told you all about earth hour in my previous post + this year instead of turning off our lights to support earth hour, we joined other people from our city in a program held at robinsons place malolos. the celebration was also joined in by grown ups, including our city mayor, who made a short speech about our city supporting the 1-hour lights out for earth hour.

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after the speeches from a couple of grown ups, people who were present are asked to sign in the earth hour board to show not only our support for earth hour, but also in making sure we also do things to help  save our mother earth beyond earth hour. i signed my name, along with mum + tita jinky. can you see my name on this board?  :Approve:

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what did you do in support of earth hour this year? i would like to hear all about it in a comment below.  :Wink:

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