Pinoy OFWS make a difference in Doha by holding sports clinics for kids
Pinoy XPATS has been holding sports clinics for Doha-based kids for years now.

A GROUP of overseas Filipino workers are leaving a mark in Doha, Qatar through its sports clinics.

Last September 12, Pinoy XPATS completed its latest skills development program where 51 participants in volleyball and 45 in basketball aged 5 to 17 years old finished their Level 1 and Level 2 skill sets  at the Debakey High School.

The group is made up of Filipino OFWs who are doing part-time coaching in Doha.

“Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle among the Filipino youth through sports,” said Rey Eusebio, one of the coaches of group founded in 2008.

Eusebio, an IT administrator for an architectural firm in Doha, said there is a deep sense of fulfillment in conducting clinics not only for Filipinos but also for other nationals.

“More than winning games or tournaments na sinasalihan namin is ‘yung appreciation lang ng mga participating kids, sobrang fulfilling na,” said Eusebio.

The participants underwent a 10-week program starting last July 22 that concluded with a championship game for the basketball tournament.

Eusebio is joined by Pugz Limin, Jason Tiongson and Mar Mercado in the basketball program while Kat Sotejo, Kat Villaluz, Marja Echano, Diah Diaz, and Chelle Dante run the volleyball clinic for Pinoy XPATS.

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