Paying It Forward: Dream Big Pilipinas players conduct football clinics in Ulingan, Tondo

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Nov 11 – Players from the Dream Big Pilipinas Football Team came together to pilot free football clinics to kids in Ulingan Tondo, in partnership with non-profit group Project Pearls.

Ulingan, a slum community in Tondo, Manila that sits on a dumpsite, is surrounded by charcaol factories where all members of the community are subjected to very toxic and hazardous smoke from charcoal production and factory consumption. Most children of the community as young as three-years old are imposed by their parents to work in the charcoal factory.

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With Project Pearl, an NGO that conducts various activities such as feeding programs, medical missions, and scholarship programs, Dream Big Pilipinas piloted weekly football clinics for kids ages 8-12 years old. More than leisure and recreation, objective is to supplement the Project Pearls program through the sport of football. Through football, we aim to increase the level of health among the Ulingan youth, and provide an incentive program for the kids to do well in school and develop the right attitudes to get the most out of their education.

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For more information about Ulingan and Project Pearls, visit projectpearls.org.

More photos can be viewed on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/dreambigpilipinas.

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