MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Philippines League (MPL) and ChildHope have collaborated together to help street children of Metro Manila rebuild their lives. The league will donate cash and medical supplies (inclusive of masks and hygiene kits) to the charity.
Giving back to society and helping the youth has been one of MPL-PH’s focuses as an esport league. In these trying times, MPL-PH is committed to helping ChildHope drive donations and necessities that are essential to help children nurture. The league will also organise seminars and talks to inspire and educate the youth on esports or gaming-related topics. MPL-PH will also invite esports athletes to share more about their professional journey, gaming tips, and balancing studying and playing.
“We are committed to doing good for society, and helping the youth achieve their fullest potential,” said Matt Jaron, Business Development Manager, MPL Philippines, “The universal crisis (COVID-19) has caused various setbacks to the livelihoods of many, driving poverty rates and threats to children’s health. The youth represent our future, and we want to provide them with the resources to provide them a brighter horizon.”
“Every child has the right to education. Every child has the right to play and enjoy their youth. Both rights are equally important to provide a holistic environment to raise a well-rounded individual. That is why we are humbled and thankful with Childhope Philippines’ partnership with MOONTON Games. I think this exemplifies how striking the balance between education and recreation is key to fulfilling these children’s rights – so they can grow and develop into responsible members of society. As we have always taught our children beneficiaries, with great power comes great responsibility,” said Dr. Herbert Q. Carpio, Executive Director, Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc.
MPL-PH will be exploring more long-term opportunities with ChildHope, including a meet-and-greet with pro-players and talents to inspire the youth. The league’s sponsors and partners will be making individual donations. The programme will scale over time to include more MPL-PH partners, such as Smart Communications, Inc. OPPO, Alaxan, ANTA, and Enervon Activ to give back to the community. Smart Communications, Inc. will be providing ChildHope beneficiaries with digital tools such as a laptop, tablets, and portable WiFi through their School-in-a-Bag Program to enable distance learning.
“The School-in-a-Bag is just one example of how simple solutions can create a better world for our students and communities. Together with our partners, Smart is able to contribute and ensure that no learner is left behind, especially during the pandemic,” said Stephanie V. Orlino, AVP for Community Relations at Smart Communications, Inc.