FundLife awarded as an outstanding partner by the Department of Education
FundLife International was awarded as one of the outstanding partners of the Department of Education Tacloban Division during the 2019 Department of Education Tacloban City Division Pasidungog held at The Oriental Leyte on January 24, 2020. Since 2017, FundLife has been working with selected schools under DepEd Tacloban providing regular after school football and Futsal sessions, champion classroom sessions, tournaments and opportunities for children through the Football for Life Academy program, a play-based educational approach to teach children life skills that compliments what they learn in school and helps them to become more responsive and resilient. Acknowledging the support FundLife has provided to teachers and students, DepEd recognized the organization as one of its outstanding partners. Awards were also given to different media groups, Non-Government Organizations, Non-Government Agencies, private institutions and even teaching and non-teaching personnel in DepEd. “We would like to thank our partners because of your passion and compassion to extend help to our learners and schools. You work with us to provide the best and this is great,” said Dr. Mariza S. Magan, Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd Tacloban.
Dr. Magan also highlighted the limitations of DepEd in their services and how stakeholders can support the parts where there needs to have improvements and interventions. Dr. Ramir B. Uytico, Regional Director of the Department of Education Region 8, also shared an inspiring word specifically addressed to the awardees: “Today you are all winners. And we all know that becoming a winnerdoesn’t happen overnight. There are a lot of qualities and factors you need to have for you to become a true winner. You need to have the conviction, the belief that you are great and that you can do great things for the children, for the schools, and all your endeavors.” He emphasized how determination, empathy, and readiness to strive for the best and not to settle for less is important.