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    Scholarship Awarding Ceremony

      In Batia, Bulacan and Helping Land, Tondo June 3-4, 2017   “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela   One of Project PEARLS’ major programs is an education scholarship for children living in extreme poverty. The family of the children we work with cannot support […]

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    Happy 18th Birthday, Dana!

      Project Pearls After School Program Helping Land, Tondo, Manila June 4, 2017   A blessing shared is a blessing in return for the giver and it just goes on.   One of the best ways to celebrate our birthday is by sharing some love, care and time to those in need. Our volunteers like […]

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    PEARLS Scholars Educational Trip to National Museum of the Philippines

    May 21, 2017 Sunday Manila, Philippines   “Children will learn to explore when they are given the opportunities to do so and not given a reason why they cannot.” – Anonymous   Visiting the National Museum is a haven of Philippine history for every Filipino. In it, you can find many Philippine treasures such as […]

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    Courtesy Visit to Philippine Consulate San Francisco

    Last March 31, 2017, our Project PEARLS founder (Melissa Villa), volunteers (Cathy Baculi and Peachy Abellon) and Scholars/ Litworld Philippine representatives (Catherine, Princess and Lilibeth)  had a courtesy visit to the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco. http://www.philippinessanfrancisco.org/news/5545/301/PROJECT-PEARLS-FOUNDER-VOLUNTEERS-AND-SCHOLARS-VISIT-SAN-FRANCISCO-PCG/d,phildet/ ——————————————————————————————— News 06/04/2017: PROJECT PEARLS FOUNDER, VOLUNTEERS AND SCHOLARS VISIT SAN FRANCISCO PCG Philippine Consul General to […]

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    Leafy and Fruity Stamps

    Project Pearls Brain Booster May 20, 2017 Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines     “Every child is a different kind of flower and, all together, they make this world a beautiful garden.” – Anonymous   It was another creative Saturday morning for our PEARLS kids in Tondo, Manila! Children made canvas paint artwork using […]

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Project PEARLS just launched its 2017-2018 Scholarship Program!

There’s no better time to give the gift of education but NOW! Giving children living poverty better access to education will give them more chances in life. Education will increase their chances of having a healthy life; of making the right choices; of being employed; of being able to participate in the political process that will shape their future too.

For as little as less than $1 a day for a school year, you can change the life of a child, including yours.

Give the Gift of Education through Project PEARLS Scholarship Program!

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Calling All Our Friends and Supporters in California!  Please support our School Supply Drive in Partnership with LBC! 

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Exciting News! LBC EXPRESS INC.  just launched a School Supply Drive to benefit Project PEARLS.

All LBC branches in California can now take any of your school supplies donations and they will ship them for free to our headquarters in Manila.

Thank you so much LBC for this generous support!

For branch addresses in California, please check: http://www.lbcexpress.com/us/branch-locator/

Food Donations 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.

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.

CNN Philippines reports about the communities we serve in Tondo (April 24, 2015)

Below is Ulingan, the first slum community that we adopted back in 2010 where we put up our first Learning Center; 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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Scholarship Awarding Ceremony

  In Batia, Bulacan and Helping Land, Tondo June 3-4, 2017   “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela   One of Project PEARLS’ major programs is an education scholarship for children living in extreme poverty. The family of the children we work with cannot support […]

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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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Happy 18th Birthday, Dana!

  Project Pearls After School Program Helping Land, Tondo, Manila June 4, 2017   A blessing shared is a blessing in return for the giver and it just goes on.   One of the best ways to celebrate our birthday is by sharing some love, care and time to those in need. Our volunteers like […]

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PEARLS Scholars Educational Trip to National Museum of the Philippines

May 21, 2017 Sunday Manila, Philippines   “Children will learn to explore when they are given the opportunities to do so and not given a reason why they cannot.” – Anonymous   Visiting the National Museum is a haven of Philippine history for every Filipino. In it, you can find many Philippine treasures such as […]