A future master of Taekwondo

ALDEAS INFANTILES SOS PERÚ

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Sebastian a young talent of martial arts, shows great dedication to reach his dreams. Our goal is to promote the career of this young promise of Peruvian Taekwondo.
Sebastian a young talent of martial arts, shows great dedication to reach his dreams. Our goal is to promote the career of this young promise of Peruvian Taekwondo.
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The Story

Sebastián is 16 years old, he lives in Lima, in the local SOS Village. His biggest dream is to become the best taekwondo master in Perú, this is his story.

Sebastia's back

“That day is still fresh in my memory” says SOS mom Raquel recalling the day she hold Sebastian in her arms for the first time. The twenty-day-old child bewitched her forever with his sparkling eyes. “He was so little and cute-as-can-be, and we all got concerned about his breathing problems” says the woman whose dedication, care and love helped him recover in a short time.

Sebastian turned into a fun-loving and energetic boy, although sometimes his curiosity and endless energy put him in trouble with teachers and friends. Nevertheless, everything seemed to be working fine for him until he reached adolescence. The memories of a life without signs of his biological family showed up. A feeling of sadness, frustration and rage began to affect him. “One evening, while he was doing homework, he opened up to me. I told him that past cannot be changed, that sometimes we just need to learn from it and move on. I told him that his past did not define who he was”, says his SOS mom Raquel. The next morning, she came up with the idea to formally introduce him to sports. After evaluating some options, Sebastian gave taekwondo a chance.

Sebastian training

Now, he is a 16-year-old young man who embraces challenges with arms wide-open, and the positive effect of sports in his life can be easily seen. Old memories have been transformed into hard work, confidence, and love, three boosters he needs before every competition.

Last May, Sebastian participated in an international championship. He went through to the qualifying series, but lost a fight during the play-offs. However, he did not lose the spirit and kept striving to join the world taekwondo federation. Three weeks ago he took a big step forward: he won the national championship (Northern region) in the youth category Kyorugui, green belt, blue tip. “In the world of sports, things never get easier, they only get better”, he says with confidence.

Sebastian smiling

Potential Challenges

Sebastian will need to train rigorously for a month before attending the Open Taekwondo Tournament, the biggest challenges he will face will be to wrap-up the school year successfully, which ends in early December. 

Project timeline

Campaign
14/09/2017
Fundraise
28/08/2017
Project starts
Training
12/12/2017
Preparation
Compete
18/01/2018
Open Taekwondo
28/01/2018
Project ends
Campaign
13 weeks
14/09/2017
Fundraise
28/08/2017
Project starts
Training
6 weeks
12/12/2017
Preparation
Compete
2 weeks
18/01/2018
Open Taekwondo
28/01/2018
Project ends

Project's cost structure

Budget cost overview
Equipment
220
Other
470
Materials
2070
Transportation
260
Title Cost Est.
Training Wear $220
Supplements and emergencies $200
Competition Fees $1.020
Transportation $260
Nutrition $1.050
Buffer and fees $270
Training Wear $220
Supplements and emergencies $200
Competition Fees $1.020
Transportation $260
Nutrition $1.050
Buffer and fees $270

Team members