Kuya Juan’s Birthday Celebration

June 22,2019

Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines

This day in Helping Land was a day of blessings, laughter, and fun!

Kids, parents, grandmothers and volunteers gathered inside our humble feeding and learning courtyard to celebrate the special day of a special, kind and generous human!

Let’s all meet everyone’s Kuya, Juan Villa!

He’s our Operations Manager and one of the pioneer volunteers of Project Pearls.

Everyday, he prepares meals for the hungry. May he never get tired of serving the poor. 

His passion is not only cooking and serving delicious food but also making everyone laugh! 

For this day’s special event, aside from the feeding, we had parlor games, a magic show, raffles and a lot of toys for the kids as prizes!

Some kids and kids at heart presented dance numbers to entertain us!

This was also their way of showing gratitude for Kuya Juan.

Before going home, goodie bags were given to everyone! 

We also distributed boxes of Meal, Ready to Eat (MRE) Star Packs. A pack is nutritionally-balanced and contains between 1,100-1,300 calories. These MRE packs were donated by THRIVE, a London-based humanitarian organization. 

Thank you so much to all our donors, sponsors and volunteers for this day!


Thank you for keeping us nourished with good food and laughter! We love you so much! Thank you for saving hundreds of PEARLS children from hunger every single day!

More photos are on our official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/projectpearls1

Photos by Rita Dela Cruz (Thank you!)

Project PEARLS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the State of California with a Federal Tax Id: 27-2624202.

Project PEARLS is a non-stock, non-profit and non-partisan organization registered under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 6, 2011 with Company Registration Number: CN201109816 and Company Tax Identification Number: 008-060-835-000