LitClub Updates: LitClub Zamboanga Discussing Confidence


February 24, 2018 Saturday | Zamboanga Sibugay   Our Zamboanga Sibugay LitClub members had an exciting list of activities for the week:   ~ Discussing Confidence: Taking a Stand. In this activity, LitClub members were asked to advocate for something they believe in. Members shared their thoughts of what was one moment this week when […]

Basic Photography Lesson for HOPE Youth Members


Batia, Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines February 17, 2018 | Saturday   For this day at our PEARLS Learning Center in Batia, Bulacan, our HOPE youth members hosted a “Basic Photography Workshop”.   About our HOPE Youth Members: In 2017, three girls from Bulacan joined the HerStory Summit in New York in which they shared their stories […]

Flowery Chinese Lanterns


    ­­­­Project Pearls Brain Booster February 24, 2018 Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines     For this week’s Brain Booster in Helping Land, kids made colorful paper Chinese lanterns with paper flowers as the designs. This is in observance of the recent celebration of Lunar New Year and the Panagbenga Festival in Baguio. […]



Let’s all meet Michelle Angeli Dela Peña.     She’s a volunteer of Project Pearls for more than 5 years already and still counting.  Here’s a short text from her on why she volunteers and what is volunteerism for her.   “I volunteer because I saw that there are a lot of people needing help. […]

Valentine’s Day at Helping Land


  Project Pearls Brain Booster February 10, 2018 Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   “Valentine. Is the day of love. Many ways to express affection to the people we love. By way of giving a gift that is definitely synonymous with words of love and romantic. Gifts do not have to be very expensive.” […]

Aya’s Birthday Celebration at Jollibee and Museo Pambata


February 3, 2018 Saturday Luneta, Manila, Philippines     “A lot of people ask me why I do it and my answer is simple — it makes me happy.” -Hilary Anne Diaz, Project Pearls Volunteer since 2015     Hilary, aka Ate Aya, had her third annual birthday celebration with the kids of Helping Land! […]

Festival Inspired Artwork


  Project Pearls Brain Booster January 20, 2018 | Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila   Let’s go festive for this day’s Brain Booster Activity!   Aside from inspiring creativity, our program aims to give kids a deeper appreciation of Filipino Culture. Different festivals all over the country are colorful, joyous and being celebrated by everyone. […]

Scholars Describing Their Loved Ones


  Project Pearls After School Program January 14, 2018 | Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   This day’s After School Program focused on adjectives. To engage the scholars in the subject, we had them draw their family members in their notebooks and use adjectives to describe them. But, before we proceed with our main […]

A Volunteer’s Journey: Featuring Rita Dela Cruz


“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown   Here’s a short piece written by one of our great Project Pearls volunteer and advocate Rita Dela Cruz explaining why […]

A Volunteer’s Journey: Featuring Maemae Figuracion


“Why do you volunteer?”       Whenever I try to answer the question, I just get so emotional. There’s this feeling of sadness and, at the same time, an overwhelming feeling of love and hope.   I’ve been spending a handful of Sunday and Saturday mornings in Helping Land for almost three years now. […]

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday Ate Christine!


  Project Pearls Brain Booster January 6, 2018 | Saturday Batia, Bulacan     Our first outreach of the year in Batia, Bulacan was an extra special day. Why? Because it is the birthday of our very own Art Master/ Brain Booster coordinator/ jolly big sister of every kid – Christine Sim! Happy, happy birthday, […]

PEARLS Scholars Year End Field Trip


  Dec. 30, 2017 | Saturday Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City     Before 2017 ended, we rewarded our top scholars from Batia, Bulacan and Tondo, Manila with a field trip at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City to watch Disney On Ice!       Not only did these scholars have […]