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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Navotas kids get free talent, sports clinics

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Some 1,000 young Navoteños recently took part in free talent and sports workshops offered by the Navotas City Government.

Around 289 who joined the city’s Summer Youth Program learned how to act, dance, draw, play guitar or perform arnis.

Meanwhile, 865 trained under the NavotaAs Sports Camp Batch 17 where they learned basketball, volleyball, badminton, taekwondo, table tennis, judo, track & field, soccer, poomsae and swimming.

“Young Navoteños deserve to have access to training and workshops that could develop and enhance their interest in arts or sports. We want them to enjoy and, at the same time, make the most of their summer break,” Mayor John Rey Tiangco said.

The SYP, held once a year, is open to all Navoteños aged 7-18. The program was launched in 2000 during the term of then-mayor and now Cong. Toby Tiangco to encourage the youth to discover and hone their talents.

The sports clinic, on the other hand, is conducted thrice every year as part of the city’s campaign against illegal drugs. The program started in 2011, a year after the younger Tiangco took office.

The city has opened the registration for the NavotaAs Sports Camp Batch 18. Navoteños 7-21 years old may join the workshop.

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