PSFI provided funding for the implementation of the programme and rehabilitation of the community’s basketball court, where play sessions were conducted by FundLife. By engaging, supporting, and empowering children who once got deprived of their childhood, FundLife, together with its partners like PSFI, has brought back color to the lives of these children.
When Super Typhoon Yolanda, one of the strongest typhoons in the world, severely hit the city of Tacloban in November 2013, homes were destroyed and lives were lost. With the trauma that the devastating disaster caused, children were left in a vulnerable state.
To help the young survivors bounce back, FundLife started the F4L programme in Tacloban in 2014. Primarily developed to provide the first line of psychosocial support to children post-disaster, F4L was designed to engage them in regular play sessions, fostering positive core values fundamental to team building, camaraderie, and cooperation in a fun captivating climate. Not only does it bring children back to play, it also develops the capacity of locally sourced coaches to cultivate an authentic community ownership model.
As PSFI and FundLife’s partnership came to a close this year, FundLife Founder and Programme Director Marko Kasic gave us his thoughts on how F4L made an impact in the lives of children and how PSFI helped in the process: