FUTKAL Inc., a non-profit organization that aims to promote education and development among the youth through football, recently organized the Field of Hope Football Games to help uplift the children from Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)-stricken areas in Cebu.

Held in Bantayan, Cebu, the games hosted young players aged 8-14 in an open-for-all beach football tournament with DHL, the world’s leading Logistics Company, as a major sponsor.

Aside from helping children recover from post-traumatic stress caused by Typhoon Yolanda, the event also aimed to help sustain social and human development activities working with football in the areas of health promotion, peace building, social integration, education and the environment.

Celebrating unity through diversity, the event gathered young players from Cebu to share their love for football and apply principles of discipline, proper nutrition, hard work, persistence and patience.

“We were excited to work alongside values-driven partners to offer young people a transformational experience with this socially inclusive football tournament,” said Peter Amores, Founder of Futkal Inc.

In partnership with DHL, the Field of Hope Football Games not only focus on promoting the sport but also emphasize on children’s rights and environment protection through workshops that will be facilitated by Teach for the Philippines, a for-purpose, non-stock, non-profit organization that works to provide all Filipino children with an inclusive, relevant, and excellent education.

DHL’s support of the Field of Hope Football Games is part of the company’s Corporate Responsibility program, which is an integral part of its corporate strategy.

With the motto “Living Responsibility,” DHL has organized various initiatives that promote environmental protection, disaster management, and improving educational opportunity and employability across its network comprising more than 220 countries and territories.

The Field of Hope Football Games are also supported by partner organizations such as FIFA (Football for Hope), LBC Foundation, Mifalot, OneWorldFootball, PFF, CFA, and the Office of Bantayan Island. (PR)