• NBA CARES

    NBA CARES To Hold Basketball Clinic for PEARLS Children!

    We are so excited and humbled! “The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke and NBA Legend Horace Grant will visit the Philippines from May 22 to 24 to celebrate the NBA Playoffs with Filipino fans. The three will also conduct an NBA Cares […]

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    Meet Cassie Eng

    Cassie is only 12 and yet she has been sharing her birthday blessings since she was 6 years old. Last year in celebration of her 11th birthday Cassie distributed 300 school bags to the Badjao children in Lucena City in the province of Quezon in the Philippines. This year, we are so blessed and grateful […]

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    Tondo: The Humanitarian Crisis At The Heart Of Manila And The People Doing Something About It

    By Frank Schuengel on April 28, 2015. When In Manila “Paging the United Nations. There is a refugee crisis in Manila and the Philippines is totally in denial.” These are the first lines of a recent Facebook post by artist and cultural activist Carlos Celdran in which he describes a visit to Happy Land, Helping Land, and Aroma […]

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    The Harsh Reality of Tondo

    This is the harsh reality of Tondo as seen and described by Carlos Celdran.  These are the very communities we are serving. “Paging the United Nations. There is a refugee crisis in Manila and the Philippines is totally in denial. Today I visited HappyLand, HelpingLand, and Aroma in Tondo. A veritable seaside hell of 40 […]

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    What If?

    Follow us on Steller! “What if the cure for cancer was trapped inside the mind of someone who could not afford an education?” Give the Gift of Education! We are now accepting sponsors for the 2015-2016 PEARLS Scholarship Program! Sign up now! Change a life. Change yours.

Welcome

We are now accepting sponsors for the 2015-2016 PEARLS Scholarship Program! 

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We need your help in putting over 300 scholars to school this coming school year!  For the last school year of 2014-2015, we have 274 scholars from Nursery to College and not even 50% have sponsors.   Our goal this coming school year is to have a sponsor for each scholar who can support and mentor the student throughout the school year.

All of these children are living below poverty line and with a household monthly income of less than $130 or Php 6000.  And only for less than $1 a day in a school year, you can send a child to school!

For detailed information about the program, please click here.

Project PEARLS focuses its outreach efforts in the slum communities in Tondo, Manila, particularly in Ulingan,  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. Children and families in Ulingan also live on soot and around toxic smoke from the charcoal factories.

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Young children work either at the charcoal factories and/or 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)

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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NBA CARES

NBA CARES To Hold Basketball Clinic for PEARLS Children!

We are so excited and humbled! “The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke and NBA Legend Horace Grant will visit the Philippines from May 22 to 24 to celebrate the NBA Playoffs with Filipino fans. The three will also conduct an NBA Cares […]

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Meet Cassie Eng

Cassie is only 12 and yet she has been sharing her birthday blessings since she was 6 years old. Last year in celebration of her 11th birthday Cassie distributed 300 school bags to the Badjao children in Lucena City in the province of Quezon in the Philippines. This year, we are so blessed and grateful […]

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Tondo: The Humanitarian Crisis At The Heart Of Manila And The People Doing Something About It

By Frank Schuengel on April 28, 2015. When In Manila “Paging the United Nations. There is a refugee crisis in Manila and the Philippines is totally in denial.” These are the first lines of a recent Facebook post by artist and cultural activist Carlos Celdran in which he describes a visit to Happy Land, Helping Land, and Aroma […]