A Personal CHARIS Experience: Teaching Football to the Kids of Tuklasan Center
I had never been to an orphanage or similar places that shelter homeless kids. The closest one I’ve been to was last year when a family friend ask me to meet her in an orphanage that she’s helping out. Due to logistical issues (i.e., traffic, etc.), the meeting did not take place. Another instance was in January this year during the third session of CHARIS Foundation’s Make-A-Child Smile (MACS) project in Fabella Center in Mandaluyong. The place then was used as evacuation center by Yolanda survivors who came to Manila. However, the date of the event coincided with a scheduled trip back to my province. I’ve already attended the first and second MACS session in Leyte and Cebu. What could have been the easiest of the three sessions turned out to be the one that I had to miss.