There was a lot of excitement and energy as the Hugpong program rolled out its sports for peace activity. One can feel it and see it from all the boys and girls of Amai Pakpak CES, Bae Inomba Blo Bacarat CES, Abdulazis ES and Sultan Conding ES who participated in the activity. It was their first time to learn how to play soccer. We provided them with footballs, and with green and orange reflectorized sports vests. They excitedly donned their colourful sports vests as soon as the coaches signalled the start of their training activity. We were lucky to have professional football coaches, 2 of whom coach the national football team popularly-known as Philippine Azkals, who volunteered to teach soccer to the children. Much appreciation goes to Valenzuela City Councilor Rovin Feliciano who heads the sports program in his city, for helping us bring the coaches to Marawi City.
Through the USAID’s Hugpong program, we held the first Marawi Children Art Exhibit last December 11, 2019 at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol Building. We exhibited the art works of children from the healing and art workshops held over the past year.