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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — It was more than six years ago when Princess Soria, Catherine Orsal and Lilibeth Sucion were in a poor community called Ulingan in Tondo, Manila.
Like most of those in Ulingan, the girls were making charcoal and scavenging from garbage to make money for food.
Then Project PEARLS, a non-profit organization founded in 2011, came to the area to establish their scholarship and feeding program.
In partnership with Litworld, these three young Pinays have become committed students, and now confident mentors, who recently shared their stories during the Global Herstory Summit in New York City.
Our three girls advocating for education and literacy with Project PEARLS founder Melissa Villa and Project PEARLS Education and Literacy Coordinator Peachy Abellon.