Festival Inspired Artwork

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  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

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  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

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“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

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“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!

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  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

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  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 […]

Christmas Cards and Little Christmas Trees

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  Project Pearls Brain Booster Dec. 9, 2017 | Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines     Our PEARLS kids in Helping Land for this day made colorful Christmas cards and little Christmas tree lanterns! Of course, before this fun activity, we provided the kids breakfast first.   We would like to thank one of […]

Tondo Christmas Party with Michelle Concepcion and Family

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Tondo Christmas Party with Michelle Concepcion and Family Dec. 2, 2017 | Saturday San Pablo Apostol Parish, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz Michelle Concepcion Reyes and family celebrated their 11th Annual Christmas Drive with over 500 PEARLS kids from Helping Land and we […]

Creating of Christmas Lanterns

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  Project Pearls Brain Booster Nov. 18, 2017 | Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila   “The light in a Child’s eyes is all it takes to make Christmas a magical time of the year.”   Christmas is coming and can already be felt everywhere!   For Filipinos, Christmas is already starting by September and we […]

After School Program:English Time!

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  Project Pearls After School Program Nov. 19, 2017 Sunday | Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines   “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward   For this day, our After School Program in Helping Land focused on English. We aimed to improve […]

Math and Party Time!

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   Project Pearls After School Program  Oct. 29, 2017 | Sunday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines     “It’s not so much what children learn through play, but what they won’t learn if we don’t give them the chance to play” ~Susan Oliver     For this day in Helping Land, aside from our usual […]

Puppet Art

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  Project Pearls Brain Booster Oct.28, 2017 Saturday Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines       “Give children toys that are provided by their imagination not by batteries.” ~H. Jackson Brown     For our Brain Booster activities, we give the children to use their creativity and make things they can take home to play […]