Development through sports
More than a year after Typhoon Yolanda devastated much of Central Visayas, psychological stress and trauma still lingers among many children who survived the horrors of the strongest storm ever to make landfall.
Children who were fortunate to survive eventually had to deal with the psychological stress and trauma months after the storm. This is the main reason why Mission Tacloban, created by the Dona Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation (RTR Foundation) together with Team Socceroo Football Club and The Henry V. Moran Foundation are organizing the SANTO PAPA FUTBOL CUP, a football festival of hope for young typhoon victims who are still dealing with the psychological trauma caused by Yolanda. (Find out more…)
If you would like to help or know more about this initiative please contact Cris Tacuboy of RTR Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
from the Philippine Daily Inquirer:
Kids to play football as therapy-and for Pope.
MANILA, Philippines—To help the children overcome the trauma wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan)—and perhaps attract the attention of Pope Francis, a known big football fan—Mission Tacloban, Team Socceroo Football Club and Henry V. Moran Foundation are holding the Santo Papa Futbol Cup, a three-day football festival in Tacloban City from Jan. 15 to 17, culminating on the day the Pontiff visits the city. (Read more…)
The ICTSI Philippine Specials Futbol Team is an eco-friendly squad of ‘special needs’ footballers, aged 16-25 years old, participating in the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Regional Games in Newcastle, Australia
from Nov. 30 – Dec. 7, 2013.
The Henry V. Moran Foundation and the ICTSI Foundation Inc. are the lead-benefactors of this team of 15 players and 3 coaches. The ICTSI Philippine Specials Futbol Team is organized and managed by Ed Formoso of The Henry V. Moran Foundation.
Track the Philipine Specials’ training progress. Click on any of the images below to view the photo galleries.