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Churchill Brothers supports Prevention of Child Abuse Campaign

876   //    14 Nov 2012, 22:39 IST

Goan I-League side Churchill Brothers on Children’s Day supported the ‘Prevention of Child Abuse Campaign’ with captain captain Roberto Mendes Silva (Beto) along with Felix D’Souza, Bilal Khan, Bikramjit Singh, Israil Gurung, Steven Benedic Dias, Dharmaraj Ravanan and Amrit Singh all involved. El Shaddai is a charity involved in rescuing children living in severe poverty, high risk situations and giving them an education, the chance of a new life and a better future. In 16 years, the charity has helped countless deprived children and poor families from various backgrounds, in and around Goa by setting up Children’s Homes, Day Care and Night Shelters, non formal and slum schools, Child Rights Advocacy and Community Centre’s.

Players of Churchill Brothers took part in a rally in the city of Margao held today on Children’s Day, walking hand in hand along with various children from the Charity. Club captain Beto flagged off the event from Ana fond park, the rally went around the Margao Municipal Garden and returned back to the Park. The rally culminated with various awareness programs at the Ana fond park to mark the International Day for prevention of Child Abuse.

Valanka Alemao CEO of Churchill Brothers said, “We are glad to work with NGO’s such as El Shaddai, who make a wonderful effort in providing education and a better life for so many under privileged children. We would be sending our players and coaches to interact with these children at the shelter’s and organize maybe even a friendly game of football between these children, since we believe that children should play, have fun and also study and should not be exploited for work, etc.”

Churchill Brothers captain Beto said, “I’m glad to be part of the Prevention of Child Abuse campaign! Our team is happy to be associated with El Shaddai Charitable Trust, and would surely visit their shelters and schools to interact with the children again. We wish the the NGO all the best in their aim to educate the underprivileged.”

Raju Ventatesh from El Shaddai said, “We would like to thank the Churchill Brothers Goa players for taking time out from their busy schedule and coming out here and supporting our cause!”

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