12-27th October, Mandaluyong City
Gawad Kalinga will organise a mixed-gender U12 and U15 seven-a-side football tournament with children from underprivileged communities and approximately 300 participants. Teams have an even gender-distribution, girls are eligible to be up to a year older than boys in their respective age bracket and there must be three girls fielded per team at any given time of play. Also linked to the event is a gender-equality and women’s empowerment symposium including players, parents and partners from the Gawad Kalinga community, where invited speakers will initiate debates. The event organisers will also run an impact analysis of the interventions they organised for the children.