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    PEARLS Summer Program Graduation

    When we conceptualized the Summer Program, our goal is to keep children away from the possibilities of child labor. We want to provide the kids a child-friendly space where they can learn, interact, play and have fun. The next thing we know, a month and a half have passed, and we see how kids have […]

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    ‘At the end of your life, nobody remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.’

    I spend an approximately 216 hours (9 days) with the founder of Project PEARLS during my recent visit to the Philippines. I slept no more than 40 hours the entire time. With the back to back outreach in Manila, Bulacan and Tacloban, who could sleep, right? In my case, I didn’t want to and some […]

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    A Face of Poverty

    I came face to face with the existence of “PAG-PAG” during my visit to Helping Land. What is it? For the poor who live in slums around garbage dumps in Metro Manila, Philippines, it is food  Pag-pag is made up of leftover pieces of chicken or morsels of meat found in trash bags at restaurants like […]

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    Operation ONE LOVE: Part II

    Our team is getting ready for Operation ONE LOVE, PART II ! This May 5 and 6, our team is heading back to Leyte. We will be bringing relief and rebuilding goods to Palo, Tolosa, Tanuan, Julita and Manlurip. We specially thank all our families, volunteers, donors who donated all these relief goods all the […]

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    Project PEARLS Summer Program

    There is nothing that make our spirits happier than to see these children with paper, pens and crayons rather than with sacks, shovels, garbage and charcoals. Project PEARLS Summer Program aims to help these children to Explore. Create. Discover. Wonder. Grow.  

Welcome

Project PEARLS focuses its outreach efforts in the slum communities in Tondo, Manila, particularly in ULINGAN and Helping Land. Both 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.

Last year, over three hundred Ulingan families were relocated to Batia, 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.

Please support our Rain Boots Drive for the Children of Helping Land!

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We are still accepting sponsors for the 2014-2015 Scholarship Program!  For more info, click here.

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PEARLS Summer Program Graduation

When we conceptualized the Summer Program, our goal is to keep children away from the possibilities of child labor. We want to provide the kids a child-friendly space where they can learn, interact, play and have fun. The next thing we know, a month and a half have passed, and we see how kids have […]

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founder2

‘At the end of your life, nobody remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.’

I spend an approximately 216 hours (9 days) with the founder of Project PEARLS during my recent visit to the Philippines. I slept no more than 40 hours the entire time. With the back to back outreach in Manila, Bulacan and Tacloban, who could sleep, right? In my case, I didn’t want to and some […]

pagpag

A Face of Poverty

I came face to face with the existence of “PAG-PAG” during my visit to Helping Land. What is it? For the poor who live in slums around garbage dumps in Metro Manila, Philippines, it is food  Pag-pag is made up of leftover pieces of chicken or morsels of meat found in trash bags at restaurants like […]