• CAMPUS TOUR FOR OUR PEARLS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS 2018

    We believe that our high school scholars both from Tondo, Manila and Batia, Bulacan had a remarkable summer for this year. Why we thought of that? It’s because they had a series of College Campus Tour! It was literally an educational tour for them. This summer project was an initiative of our After School Program […]

  • MY NEW YORK TRIP with HerStory

      March 2017 and March 2018 Written by: Lilibeth Sucion   If my life were a book, my entire trip to New York would be one of its most exciting chapters. I consider this trip as one of my life’s most precious treasures and – even a few months later – my heart continues to […]

  • Celebrating Father’s Day at Helping Land, Tondo

      June 16, 2018 | Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   “One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessing in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” -Jim DeMint     Papa… Daddy… Tatay… Paps… Dad…   Whatever term we use to […]

  • Scholarship Awarding in Bulacan (2018-2019)

      June 9, 2018 | Saturday Batia, Bulacan, Philippines   “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X For a short recap, last week, we had the distribution of School supplies and awarding of scholarship certificates for our scholars in Helping Land, Tondo, Manila. […]

  • Summer Program Final Presentation Day and School Supplies Distribution

    June 3, 2018 | Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   We have a double special event for this day! It was the final presentation of Kids who attended the Summer Program and then the distribution of School Supplies and awarding of certificates for our Scholars in Helping Land, Tondo. For the first part of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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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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.

CAMPUS TOUR FOR OUR PEARLS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS 2018

We believe that our high school scholars both from Tondo, Manila and Batia, Bulacan had a remarkable summer for this year. Why we thought of that? It’s because they had a series of College Campus Tour! It was literally an educational tour for them. This summer project was an initiative of our After School Program […]

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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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MY NEW YORK TRIP with HerStory

  March 2017 and March 2018 Written by: Lilibeth Sucion   If my life were a book, my entire trip to New York would be one of its most exciting chapters. I consider this trip as one of my life’s most precious treasures and – even a few months later – my heart continues to […]

Celebrating Father’s Day at Helping Land, Tondo

  June 16, 2018 | Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   “One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessing in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” -Jim DeMint     Papa… Daddy… Tatay… Paps… Dad…   Whatever term we use to […]