by Nitz Nicolas
“We are Heroes.” This is the oft-spoken mantra of campers and clients of Heroes Volleyball Program (HVP), a sports program based in Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation Inc. (KKFI).
One might find it weird that they would repeatedly verbalize the expression. But to them, it was the most natural thing in the world because each of them experienced how it is to be a hero first-hand. Hence, they feel like heroes, act like heroes, and live heroic lives.
Paolo Liwanag, one of HVP campers in his FB account said, “Volleyball has been a source of happiness for me. It has boosted my confidence and gave me a sense of fulfilment… HVP made volleyball not just a game, but a source of inspiration and a place to share joy.”
According to Ken Silverio Ucang, the head coach of HVP, their office offer various programs and services to improve the life of every ordinary individual not only their skills, but their character and attitudes towards the sport and teammates.
Thus, even the life of a boring person, when they join HVP, their lives become meaningful and hopeful. Their boring moments would turn colorful and hopeful.
Again, Ken added that HVP’s mission is not only to hone the volleyball skills of every client and camper. It aims to improve and help discover their God-given talents and skills and make them better individuals.
The HVP wants to foster camaraderie and family spirit among clients and campers. Even with KKFI staff, HVP is not remiss of showing we’re family. Family spirit is manifested by the coaches and leaders of HVP, especially Ken Silverio Ucang. They treat KKFI staff with respect and dignity.
The HVP has been using the KKFI gym since 2013. Ken and the leaders of HVP found a family and partner with KKFI. Thus, in September 2018, they rented two rooms inside the KKFI gym.
Ken emphasized that “Heroes Volleyball Program (HVP) is an institution specializing in volleyball which provides professional coaching services to its respective clients. It aims to provide every single player the opportunity to improve their skills and personality as a whole through awareness and continued participation in volleyball for the sole purpose of promoting and contributing towards the furtherance of the sport in the Philippines.”
Now, HVP has many clients and campers. They are now planning to expand their volleyball programs and services to inspire and give hope especially to ordinary person who wants to improve their volleyball skills. For those who wants to know more about HVP, please go to HVP website and Facebook.
As an economic partner, HVP dream that someday, KKFI would put up a new building so that they can use the new facility to better serve their clients and campers.
Ken said that KKFI has been their home before HVP came to life. All his dreams and aspirations started in the four corners of the KKFI gym. KKFI has opened its doors for them, giving way to their biggest home based now.
HVP staff and their clients feel secured when inside the KKFI compound aside from its accessibility, and having situated at the heart of the university belt.
Ken and his coaches consider their partnership with KKFI as a blessing. As HVP grow bigger, they would always look back to their humble home. The KKFI gym holds the biggest part in their hearts.
With a common mission of transforming the lives of every individual and community, both KKFI and HVP hopes that someday, this individual and community would become heroes of their own selves, of their own families and communities respectively.