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    Re-blog: 5th Annual Kickball Tournament

      Every year, Empire In The Air  hosts a kickball tournament to fundraise for nine Project Pearls scholars to continuously go to school. This year was their 5th and again it was a success that they will be able to support our nine scholars! Thank you so much Empire in the Air for spearheading this […]

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    Project Pearls Outreach, First Batch of Fire Reliefs Repacking and Distribution

    Project Pearls Outreach, Fire Reliefs Repacking and Distribution Aug. 26, 27 and 28, 2017 Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   “Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” –Mattie Stepanek   August 28 is a national holiday that commemorates our National heroes who fought for our Motherland’s freedom and independence. […]

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    Re-blog: Beyond “Art of Us” pt. II: Medical Mission in Zambales

    Project Pearls has an adopted community in Botolan, Zambales wherein we help the indigenous people of LAKAS tribe. They are the tribe of aetas who were displaced from the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo on June 12, 1991. Project Pearls volunteers together with our founder, Melissa Villa and “Art of Us” team headed by Francesca, […]

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    Re-blog: Beyond “Art of Us” pt. I: Cassie’s Bag of Dreams in Bulacan

    After the successful dance summit of “Art Of Us” team which was a joined project of Empire in The Air and The Company, the whole team even had a journey in Batia, Bulacan to be with our Pearls kids living in there. Cassie, one of our youngest advocates distributed her Bag of Dreams in Batia […]

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    Re-blog: The Art of Us 2017 Unfolded

    Last August 2017, Project Pearls co-founder and Empire in the Air founder, Francesca Mateo visited the Philippines to be with the kids of Helping Land. But this time during her two-week visit, she was with her tenderhearted friends and Empire’s partner, ‘The Company’, which is a dance group in the US. Here are some of […]

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We deeply thank everyone who supported our fire relief efforts.  Please see the report below showing the contributions and expenses for this emergency relief operation. 

To learn more, please click here.

Project PEARLS focuses its outreach efforts in the slum communities in Tondo, Manila, particularly in Happy Land, Aroma and Helping Land. These communities sit on a dumpsite where children have no choice but to live with garbage, mosquitoes, flies, and vermin.

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Young children work at the dumpsite as scavengers. The common meal is “pagpag”(leftover food from fast-food restaurants scavenged from garbage sites) “Pagpag” means to shake away the dirt and maggots in the food.  Please check our various Outreach Programs and read how you can help.

CNN Philippines reports about the communities we serve in Tondo (April 24, 2015)

Below is Ulingan, the first slum community that we adopted back in 2010 where we put up our first Learning Center; established our Scholarship Program and Feeding Program.

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In 2013,  over three hundred Ulingan families were relocated to Brgy. Batia at Bocaue, Bulacan by Philippine’s Department of Social Welfare and Development and National Housing Authority. To ensure the successful transition of these families, Project PEARLS is extending its outreach efforts to these families. To learn more about the Philippine government’s relocation program, click here.

Project PEARLS built a Learning Center at the relocation village in Bulacan where we hold nursery classes, after school programs, livelihood program, and other outreach events.

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We are still accepting sponsors for the  2017-2018 Scholarship Program!

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There’s no better time to give the gift of education but NOW! Giving children living poverty better access to education will give them more chances in life. Education will increase their chances of having a healthy life; of making the right choices; of being employed; of being able to participate in the political process that will shape their future too.

For as little as less than $1 a day for a school year, you can change the life of a child, including yours.

Give the Gift of Education through Project PEARLS Scholarship Program!

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Food Donations Needed for Our Daily Soup Kitchen! 
We are in need of rice, canned goods, noodles, peanut butter, oatmeal, milk, juice, eggs, fruit and vegetables.

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Please help us sustain this life-saving feeding program. To donate or to sponsor, please click here.

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Re-blog: 5th Annual Kickball Tournament

  Every year, Empire In The Air  hosts a kickball tournament to fundraise for nine Project Pearls scholars to continuously go to school. This year was their 5th and again it was a success that they will be able to support our nine scholars! Thank you so much Empire in the Air for spearheading this […]

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WATCH | PEARLS: A Story of Hope

Project PEARLS was featured on ABS-CBN’s episode of “Storyline” dated February 2013. It featured the Ulingan community which housed a lot of poor families. It also highlighted the organization’s humble cause and how it aims to change a lot of lives of impoverished children through education. Footages of one of the Saturday outreach programs and […]

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Project Pearls Outreach, First Batch of Fire Reliefs Repacking and Distribution

Project Pearls Outreach, Fire Reliefs Repacking and Distribution Aug. 26, 27 and 28, 2017 Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   “Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” –Mattie Stepanek   August 28 is a national holiday that commemorates our National heroes who fought for our Motherland’s freedom and independence. […]

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Re-blog: Beyond “Art of Us” pt. II: Medical Mission in Zambales

Project Pearls has an adopted community in Botolan, Zambales wherein we help the indigenous people of LAKAS tribe. They are the tribe of aetas who were displaced from the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo on June 12, 1991. Project Pearls volunteers together with our founder, Melissa Villa and “Art of Us” team headed by Francesca, […]