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    How One Child’s Tragic Death Inspired a Charity To Offer Daily Feedings In Tondo

    As written by Frank Schuengel for When in Manila: For most people, eating dinner is an enjoyable experience and one we hardly think of as being dangerous or life threatening. For a small boy called Marco, it was to be the last thing he would ever do. In his legacy, and to help prevent another […]

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    Project PEARLS Partners with MACY’S for the 10TH Annual “SHOP FOR A CAUSE”

    Macy’s helps local charity raise funds and awareness for important cause through the national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event  Macy’s will partner with Project PEARLS to invite customers to participate in Macy’s 10th annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 29, 2015. Customers can purchase shopping passes from Project PEARLS […]

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    The Tragic Story of Marco

    Marco was born in Helping Land, Tondo –  a slum community that sits on an active dumpsite and is home to hundreds of families whose main source of livelihood is scavenging from garbage. Last weekend, Marco had “pagpag” (recycled food from garbage) for dinner; he got food poisoned, got so sick and dehydrated.  His mother […]

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    Meet Bong…

    Meet Bong, Grade 4 PEARLS scholar. When we met him almost five years ago, Bong was very withdrawn because of his physical disabilities. His parents prevented him from attending school for fear that he may only be bullied. Bong was 9 years old when we enrolled him as kindergarten at our PEARLS Learning Center in […]

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    Meet Sonny Boy…

    Meet Sonny Boy, PEARLS Scholar. We first met him in Ulingan almost 5 years ago – always covered in soot, barefooted, hungry and yet always sweet and cheerful. Sonny Boy is now Grade 3 and looking like a fine young man. Being in school gives him confidence, structure, aspirations and reality that one day soon, […]

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

dreamerWe need your help in putting over 300 scholars to school this coming school year!  This coming school year, we are sending 45 children to nursery, 32 kindergarten, 165 to grade school, 64 to middle and high school and 11 in college!

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!
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Education is the only key of these children to change their world out of poverty.  GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION!  Sponsor a child to school.  Change a Life. Change Yours!

To learn more about the PEARLS Scholarship Program , please click here.

You can also support our Scholarship Program for only $20 thru Cassie’s Bag of Dreams! For more info and to donate, 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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How One Child’s Tragic Death Inspired a Charity To Offer Daily Feedings In Tondo

As written by Frank Schuengel for When in Manila: For most people, eating dinner is an enjoyable experience and one we hardly think of as being dangerous or life threatening. For a small boy called Marco, it was to be the last thing he would ever do. In his legacy, and to help prevent another […]

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Project PEARLS Partners with MACY’S for the 10TH Annual “SHOP FOR A CAUSE”

Macy’s helps local charity raise funds and awareness for important cause through the national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event  Macy’s will partner with Project PEARLS to invite customers to participate in Macy’s 10th annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 29, 2015. Customers can purchase shopping passes from Project PEARLS […]

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The Tragic Story of Marco

Marco was born in Helping Land, Tondo –  a slum community that sits on an active dumpsite and is home to hundreds of families whose main source of livelihood is scavenging from garbage. Last weekend, Marco had “pagpag” (recycled food from garbage) for dinner; he got food poisoned, got so sick and dehydrated.  His mother […]