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

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