The interns namely, Angelo Fiel Alamos, Fifth Dumali, Philip Jhunilo Cablao, Alexander Ariola, Janice Catienza, Marian Jean Almogino, Joshua Baltazar, Zaide Corbete, Ester Asong, Percival Devantes Jr.
For more effective work experience, the interns were assigned to complete different tasks.
Two among them were assigned to support the communications team where they worked on multimedia related tasks. They took photos, video clips and conducted simple interviews with some of the FundLife’s program players. They were also taught how to effectively use social media in different advocacies.
On the other hand, the other 8 interns were assigned to provide support for the operations and programs team.
They experienced how to use the Appsheet - the database of the organization which records all its program activities. They also did various data encoding, backtracking and system records updating and did simple data analysis.
The organization also let them take part in the development works for children from marginalized communities and schools by assigning them to assist the young football mentors of FundLife in facilitating after school football and futsal sessions.
They were also able to participate in the coaching education aimed to teach youth leaders about the characteristics of a good and effective youth mentor and the use of sports for social and educational development.
Luckily, they also participated in the 2019 Haiyan Cup organized by FundLife where they almost made it to the knock out stage where they played with the best young football players.
“All I can say, the staff and management at FundLife are good people. Even though we are interns, they immediately approach us and you can feel that you are in a good and safe place. They are willing to help children to achieve their dreams using sports education. They also inspire the kids to believe in themselves because they know that every people has their unique skills. Overall, I wanna give a big thanks to this organization. More power and God bless!” said Marian Jean Almogino, intern.
FundLife hopes that the immersion did not only help the students gain skills that would help them become ready for future employment but that it gave them a clearer understanding of their dreams and aspirations for the future.