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    LitClub Zamboanga Sibugay Update: Confidence and Speech

    LitClub Updates in Zamboanga Sibugay: Learning Confidence Through Delivering Speeches.   Session 1: Our LitClub kids Zamboanga Sibugay learned about the purposes of different speeches. The main purpose of giving or delivering speeches is to inspire people, to keep them going and motivated and for them to learn something new or to hear good and […]

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    After School Program (August 21,2016)

      “Storytelling and Reading Time at Helping Land” After School Program August 21,2016 Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila     To start this day, a brief orientation was held first and was led by our After School Program coordinator Jedda Punzalan.   She welcomed the volunteers and shortly explained what is Project Pearls. She also […]

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    Lego Day at Helping Land

    Project Pearls Outreach Brain Booster Aug. 20, 2016 Helping Land, Tondo, Manila Just like the Lego, the dreams of the kids are being build one by one, one step higher at a time.   Our usual Saturday morning started with a prayer   and then the feeding of kids was followed.   After the feeding […]

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    PEARLS Volunteers gave back to Mother Earth

    “Tree-Planting at La Mesa Nature Reserve”   August 14, 2016 Sunday La Mesa Nature Reserve     As still part of the 6th anniversary celebration of Project Pearls, our founder, Miss Melissa Villa had a “crazy” idea once again of how we should celebrate it. And that is by giving back to our Mother Earth.  So the tree-planting […]

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    “Project Pearls Outreach with CNN Hero Efren Penaflorida”

    August 13, 2016 Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   Rain was a bit hyperactive for this day and didn’t even bother to rest for awhile from his work. Pathway going to the Helping Land courtyard was like a stream and some areas were knee high in deep.  But the floods didn’t stop us from Project Pearls to do what we have […]

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We are now accepting sponsors for 2016-2017 Scholarship Program!

This 2016-2017 school year, we are aiming to send hundreds of children from the slums of Helping Land in Tondo, Manila.  Helping Land is home to thousands of families whose main source of livelihood is scavenging from garbage. Because they live way below poverty line, most children here do not go to school and we want to change that by giving scholarships to children who dream to get out of poverty.  AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Click here to learn how to send a child to school. 

Volunteers and Donations Needed for 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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JadeThis is Jade, 4 years old, before and after. Healthier and less shy :) ! Jade is just one of the hundreds of children who now gets a healthy and hearty breakfast daily; hundreds are being saved from garbage food poisoning; hundreds go to school in a full stomach!

Please help us sustain this life-saving feeding program. To donate or to sponsor, 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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LitClub Zamboanga Sibugay Update: Confidence and Speech

LitClub Updates in Zamboanga Sibugay: Learning Confidence Through Delivering Speeches.   Session 1: Our LitClub kids Zamboanga Sibugay learned about the purposes of different speeches. The main purpose of giving or delivering speeches is to inspire people, to keep them going and motivated and for them to learn something new or to hear good and […]

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After School Program (August 21,2016)

  “Storytelling and Reading Time at Helping Land” After School Program August 21,2016 Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila     To start this day, a brief orientation was held first and was led by our After School Program coordinator Jedda Punzalan.   She welcomed the volunteers and shortly explained what is Project Pearls. She also […]

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Lego Day at Helping Land

Project Pearls Outreach Brain Booster Aug. 20, 2016 Helping Land, Tondo, Manila Just like the Lego, the dreams of the kids are being build one by one, one step higher at a time.   Our usual Saturday morning started with a prayer   and then the feeding of kids was followed.   After the feeding […]