CLFI conducts Basketball Clinic to ALS Learners

Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI) extended the company value of teamwork to their beneficiaries by holding a basketball clinic to 20 Alternative Learning System (ALS) learners of San Manuel High School in Tarlac City, March 13.

Assistant Coach Marvin Carreon, with players RL Cartel, Jonathan Banal and Roberto Hainga of Cebuana Gems, the basketball team of Cebuana Lhuillier, officiated the clinic aiming to boost the learners’ skills, teamwork and camaraderie.

“Teamwork is work performed by a team toward a common goal and it is important in basketball because it helps move the ball around and effectively score points,” said Coach Marvin.

Gems reminded the learners to always practice the value of sportsmanship, respect, attitude and teamwork.

The learners, in return, replied positively to their mentors’ challenge. They felt fortunate to be visited by the Gems and as an appreciation, they promised that they will keep in minds and hearts the values that were taught to them.

“I felt happy and inspired because that was the first basketball clinic I had. I’ll definitely treasure all the lessons they instructed us. I am very lucky to be mentored by them even if I’m not in the formal school,” shares Rodel Lacsa, learner.

Sports development is one of the innovations of the established DepEd – Cebuana Lhuillier ALS Community Learning Centers (CLCs) nationwide, one being in San Manuel, Tarlac. CLFI spearheaded the program in partnership with the Department of Education.

"Through the Sports Development Program, Cebuana Lhuillier hopes to make the 64 CLCs it is establishing with DepEd in all the 17 Regions of the Philippines as farms where we can identify and develop materials for Sports Champions since Sports is very close to the heart of our President and CEo, Dr. Jean Henri Lhuillier, who himself excels in practically all kinds of sports, and his spice, Bea Lucero Lhuillier, our Olympic bronze medalist in Taekwondo," said its Executive Director, Atty. Cesar Vidal.