Math Time Will Always Be Fun!

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  Project Pearls After School Program Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines Sunday | July 16, 2017   “Good Mathematics is not about how many answers you know… it’s how you behave when you don’t know.” –Anonymous     For our PEARLS Scholars, studying Math is fun! This may be a hard subject to most of us […]

Raindrops Art

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Project Pearls Brain Booster Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines Saturday | July 15, 2017   “There is a quiet beauty found in nature when the heaven weeps.” -Anonymous   Our Brain Booster Art Activity for this day was inspired by the weather. The Philippines has been enduring a lot of rainy days lately. Therefore, to […]

ASP Time is Math Time!

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Project Pearls After School Program Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines July 9, 2017 Sunday     “Volunteering for today was awesome. It will always be a wonderful experience for me every time I spend my day in Helping Land.” -Angelo Dayego, ASP volunteer   It’s Math time for today’s After School Program in Helping Land […]

FAITH AND FATE

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Written by: Melissa Villa, Project Pearls Founder and Executive Director   “Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed, and rearranged to relocate us to the place we are meant to be.”    As you all may know, Project PEARLS started as a mother and daughter project with my one and only, Francesca […]

Baby Sidney

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Today is Baby Sidney’s 2nd Birthday and we couldn’t be so happier !  Happy Birthday our Baby Sidney! Read his story below: This is Baby Sidney, born in the slums of Helping Land; delivered by an unlicensed midwife. Baby Sidney was used as a collateral for the midwife’s fees, that if the mother can’t pay […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KUYA JUAN!

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Project Pearls Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines June 24, 2017       “A Volunteer is a Love in Motion.”       This Saturday morning in Helping Land, Tondo was extra special because we celebrated the birthday of our ever dearest Kuya Juan! Kids went to our feeding courtyard wearing their best attire because […]

It’s Quiz Bee Time!

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  Project Pearls After School Program June 18, 2017 Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines     There are various ways to enjoy learning while having so much fun!     For this day’s After School Program Activity in Helping Land, it was Quiz Bee Time! Our PEARLS scholars became so competitive because of the prizes […]

Celebrating Father’s Day in Helping Land

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Project Pearls Brain Booster June 17, 2017     “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” -Ziad K. Abdelnour   For this fine Saturday morning at Helping Land, our Project Pearls kids made paper medals for their fathers! Right after the feeding, we taught the […]

ENCOURAGING CARDS FOR OUR HEROES

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Project Pearls After School Program June 11, 2017 Helping Land, Tondo, Manila   Jamaica Gueta, one of our volunteers shared her experience for this day’s After School Program Activity: “As a volunteer, I appreciate what the kids did today. They created letters or cards for our fellow Filipinos that are currently in Marawi City risking […]

Celebrating Independence Day in Helping Land

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Project Pearls Brain Booster June 10, 2017 Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   “Dr. Jose Rizal is my favorite hero because he was so intelligent and I want to be like him.” -Sam, Project Pearls Scholar   For this day in Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, we commemorated the Philippine’s Independence Day.     After the […]

Scholarship Awarding Ceremony

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  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 […]

Happy 18th Birthday, Dana!

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  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 […]