While self-defense skills is important, Karate trainings provided to the children also seek to deliver physical and mental benefits. Through this training, the children are also taught discipline and the value of striving hard to achieve a goal.
Under this project, Karate trainings are conducted to different beneficiaries coming from 6 partner residential care facilities of ACTION [(Jireh Children’s Home, PREDA Home for Girls & Home for Boys, Tayo ang Tinig at Gabay (TATAG), and Olongapo City Social Welfare and Development managed centers such as Social Development Center (SDC) and Center for Youth)].
After attending a series of Karate lessons, beneficiaries who showed determination and perseverance become eligible to receive Karate uniforms sponsored by ACTION. Those who passed the periodic assessment were consequently promoted to a different “belt” or level. A karate demonstration is also organized to showcase the skills learned by the children.