Ateneo jin Lopez helps out girls affected by COVID-19 pandemic

ABS-CBN Sports on May 28, 2020 03:38 PM
Pauline Lopez helps out girls affected by COVID-19 pandemic
Taekwondo jin Pauline Lopez starts drive to help girls affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ateneo de Manila University taekwondo jin Pauline Lopez is doing her part to help out girls in vulnerable communities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The UAAP Season 79 Rookie of the Year joined fellow 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist karateka Joane Orbon in teaming up with FundLife International for the relief effort.

FundLife has been providing food relief to families since March.

"As we all come to terms with the reality of COVID-19 and staying at home to save lives, I am choosing to stand with all girls who are not lucky enough to have food security, a safe shelter that is free from abuse and violence and who are unable to access education," said Lopez, who won gold in the women’s Under-57 kg. division in last year’s SEA Games.

To further talk about the program, Lopez and Orbon will host an Instagram live session on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

“I am using my platform #StandWithGirls and raise awareness for all girls who are living in poverty and/or are at risk of violence in the place where they should feel the safest—their homes," added the 23-year-old jin, the UAAP Season 81 women’s featherweight gold medalist.

Lopez took a leave of absence from Ateneo during the last academic year to focus on the SEA Games and the Olympic qualifying tournaments.

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