Students in Maguindanao, one of the poorest provinces in the country, receive sports equipment from the Bangsamoro Sports Commission (BSC) on Nov. 27 as part of the celebration of National Children’s Month. BSC Chairman Norham Uka said poverty should not be a barrier for the aspirations of young athletes. “A player must keep his or her dream alive,” he said. The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) theme for this year’s Children’s Month celebration is “Engaging Children in Sports for the Future of BARMM.”