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    Summer Program in Helping Land Week 4

      May 27, 2018 | Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines     Our Summer Workshop at Helping Land is almost over! Next week, the kids will be presenting what they have learned for the past weeks. And we are so excited! We deeply thank all our mentor-volunteers for sharing their time and talents to […]

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    Summer Workshop Week 3

    May 20, 2018 | Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila     And for this day’s outreach, we are on our third week for the Summer Program in Helping Land, Tondo!   As a short recap, last May 6, we officially launched the Summer Program for the kids in Helping Land. For the whole month of […]

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    Summer Program in Tondo, Manila (Week 1)

      May 6, 2018 | Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines     We officially launched our Summer Program at Helping Land, Tondo, Manila!   In this month-long program, kids will be able to discover and enhance their talents as they will be joining various workshops like Singing, Dancing, Acting and Arts. We believe that […]

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    Celebrating Mother’s Day in Batia, Bulacan

      May 5, 2018 |Saturday Batia, Bulacan, Philippines   “All the forces on this planet, will never beat that of a mother’s love.”  ― Elle Smith, The Way Back Home     For this Saturday morning in Batia, Bulacan, we had the pre-celebration of Mother’s Day! Kids and moms were gathered at the covered court of St. […]

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    April 22 After School Program

    Project Pearls After School Program April 22, 2018 | Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines     “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa     We reached our last lesson for the After School Program Academic year 2017-2018! For this day, our PEARLS scholars […]

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    Art Story in Stones

      Project Pearls Brain Booster April 21, 2018 | Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” –Patrick Rothfuss, author     This week’s Brain Booster […]

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    Reading and Toy Library with ASP Team

      Project Pearls After School Program April 15, 2018 Sunday | Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   One more lesson to go and we’re finally off to our Summer Program! Before the usual feeding to start our day, we welcomed first this day’s sponsor. And they are Elijah Alves, Aivan Alfaro, family and friends! We […]

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    Fishes on the Bag!

    Project PEARLS Brain Booster April 14, 2018 | Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines     It’s a Fishy Day at Helping Land, Tondo!   After our daily feeding, we played a short film about the Bangus (Milkfish) Festival. Dagupan, Pangasinan celebrates the Bangus Festival every first week of April.   We celebrated the Bangus […]

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PRESS RELEASE

London, 27 March 2018 – Melissa Villa, Filipino-American founder of Project PEARLS, was bestowed the Albert Schweitzer Award at the World Literacy Summit held at Oxford University last 26 March 2018.

Villa received the World Literacy Summit’s newest top award from Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, who serves as UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development. Read more.

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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Summer Program in Helping Land Week 4

  May 27, 2018 | Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines     Our Summer Workshop at Helping Land is almost over! Next week, the kids will be presenting what they have learned for the past weeks. And we are so excited! We deeply thank all our mentor-volunteers for sharing their time and talents to […]

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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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Summer Workshop Week 3

May 20, 2018 | Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila     And for this day’s outreach, we are on our third week for the Summer Program in Helping Land, Tondo!   As a short recap, last May 6, we officially launched the Summer Program for the kids in Helping Land. For the whole month of […]

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Summer Program in Tondo, Manila (Week 1)

  May 6, 2018 | Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines     We officially launched our Summer Program at Helping Land, Tondo, Manila!   In this month-long program, kids will be able to discover and enhance their talents as they will be joining various workshops like Singing, Dancing, Acting and Arts. We believe that […]