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    Valentine’s Day at Helping Land

      Project Pearls Brain Booster February 10, 2018 Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   “Valentine. Is the day of love. Many ways to express affection to the people we love. By way of giving a gift that is definitely synonymous with words of love and romantic. Gifts do not have to be very expensive.” […]

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    Aya’s Birthday Celebration at Jollibee and Museo Pambata

    February 3, 2018 Saturday Luneta, Manila, Philippines     “A lot of people ask me why I do it and my answer is simple — it makes me happy.” -Hilary Anne Diaz, Project Pearls Volunteer since 2015     Hilary, aka Ate Aya, had her third annual birthday celebration with the kids of Helping Land! […]

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    Festival Inspired Artwork

      Project Pearls Brain Booster January 20, 2018 | Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila   Let’s go festive for this day’s Brain Booster Activity!   Aside from inspiring creativity, our program aims to give kids a deeper appreciation of Filipino Culture. Different festivals all over the country are colorful, joyous and being celebrated by everyone. […]

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    Scholars Describing Their Loved Ones

      Project Pearls After School Program January 14, 2018 | Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   This day’s After School Program focused on adjectives. To engage the scholars in the subject, we had them draw their family members in their notebooks and use adjectives to describe them. But, before we proceed with our main […]

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    A Volunteer’s Journey: Featuring Rita Dela Cruz

    “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown   Here’s a short piece written by one of our great Project Pearls volunteer and advocate Rita Dela Cruz explaining why […]

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    A Volunteer’s Journey: Featuring Maemae Figuracion

    “Why do you volunteer?”       Whenever I try to answer the question, I just get so emotional. There’s this feeling of sadness and, at the same time, an overwhelming feeling of love and hope.   I’ve been spending a handful of Sunday and Saturday mornings in Helping Land for almost three years now. […]

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    Happy New Year and Happy Birthday Ate Christine!

      Project Pearls Brain Booster January 6, 2018 | Saturday Batia, Bulacan     Our first outreach of the year in Batia, Bulacan was an extra special day. Why? Because it is the birthday of our very own Art Master/ Brain Booster coordinator/ jolly big sister of every kid – Christine Sim! Happy, happy birthday, […]

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    PEARLS Scholars Year End Field Trip

      Dec. 30, 2017 | Saturday Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City     Before 2017 ended, we rewarded our top scholars from Batia, Bulacan and Tondo, Manila with a field trip at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City to watch Disney On Ice!       Not only did these scholars have […]

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WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SPONSORS FOR OUR 2018-2019 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM!  For more info, click here.

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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.

Below is Ulingan, the first slum community that we adopted back in 2010 where we put up our first Learning Center and 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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Food Donations  and Volunteers 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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Valentine’s Day at Helping Land

  Project Pearls Brain Booster February 10, 2018 Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   “Valentine. Is the day of love. Many ways to express affection to the people we love. By way of giving a gift that is definitely synonymous with words of love and romantic. Gifts do not have to be very expensive.” […]

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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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Aya’s Birthday Celebration at Jollibee and Museo Pambata

February 3, 2018 Saturday Luneta, Manila, Philippines     “A lot of people ask me why I do it and my answer is simple — it makes me happy.” -Hilary Anne Diaz, Project Pearls Volunteer since 2015     Hilary, aka Ate Aya, had her third annual birthday celebration with the kids of Helping Land! […]

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Festival Inspired Artwork

  Project Pearls Brain Booster January 20, 2018 | Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila   Let’s go festive for this day’s Brain Booster Activity!   Aside from inspiring creativity, our program aims to give kids a deeper appreciation of Filipino Culture. Different festivals all over the country are colorful, joyous and being celebrated by everyone. […]