Read: Filipina education advocate wins World Literacy Award in UK

Thank you to the newspaper FilAm Star for featuring our founder Melissa Villa for being awarded the Albert Schweitzer Award at the World Literacy Summit held at Oxford University on March 2018.

WATCH: Pinay wins World Literacy Award in UK

TFC Balitang America featured our founder, Melissa Villa, for being bestowed the Albert Schweitzer Award at the World Literacy Summit held at Oxford University on March 2018.

WATCH: BBC World Service: Meat collected from rubbish tips, cleaned, cooked and eaten by the poor.

Thank you BBC World Service for shedding a light to this heart-breaking reality. MANILA, PHILIPPINES- BBC World Service follows on this report the heartbreaking reality of the people living in Helping Land, Tondo Manila and their daily source of food: recycled meat from trash. Project PEARLS is one of the many NGOs that help in […]

WATCH: day in the life: Youth volunteers

Thank you so much Rappler for the feature about our After School Program Head Volunteer, Jedda Punzalan and the great work she does with Project PEARLS.   MANILA, PHILIPPINES- Volunteering can seem like a thankless job, but for these two millennials, it’s a priceless experience. Watch these 360 videos to learn what motivates them. Learn […]

READ: What you can do to protect the rights of the Filipino child

Thank you GMA News Online and United 4 Healthier Kifs for featuring Project PEARLS but more importantly for highlighting the rights of every Filipino child according to The Child and Youth Welfare Code.   December 22, 2017– It has become a common sight among pedestrians and commuters: kids no taller than five feet, most of them […]

WATCH: Reel Time: Grupo ng mga volunteer, nagsasagawa ng feeding program sa Tondo

Thank you to GMA Network’s documentary show, Reel Time for featuring the advocacy and work of Project PEARLS on GMA News TV Channel 11 last December 16, 2017.   “Ang ilang pamilya sa Tondo, umaasa sa pagkaing “pagpag” bilang sagot sa kumakalam na tiyan. Kaya naman ang non-government organization na Project Pearls, dito napagdesisyunang magsagawa […]

WATCH: UPS #WishesDelivered and Project PEARLS

Thank you so much UPS for choosing the kids from Helping Land for your Wishes Delivered campaign and for the feature on your Facebook page. It definitely brought an early bright and merry Christmas for all of them! Watch the full video here!


Thank you so much Balitang America and ABS-CBN News for this feature!  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 […]

WATCH: Teaching urban poor kids the value of education

Thank you so much Rappler and MovePH for this feature!  MANILA, Philippines – What is the value of education for children in urban poor communities? In 2010, Melissa Villa was introduced to the children of Ulingan in Tondo, Manila. She was so touched by the images she saw that she decided she needed to do […]

Project PEARLS and Move.PH on the Value of Education among the Urban Poor

Project PEARLS had been recently featured on articles written by one of our partners: online news site Rappler and their citizen journalism and civic engagement arm  MovePH. The first article featured the work of Project PEARLS throughout the years and focusing on the value of nutrition and education that Project PEARLS aims to instill upon […]

Project PEARLS and #TNTKalam

Project PEARLS had been recently featured at the ABS-CBN News and Public Affairs Show “Tapatan ni Tunying” on September 16, 2016. The episode showed the growing problem of malnutrition in the Philippines and how the children from Helping Land had been experiencing these kinds of problems. Our volunteer nurse, Nurse Em, one of our mother […]

As featured on the website of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines

  VP LENI INTERACTS WITH STUDENTS, TEACHERS, MOTHERS AT PROJECT PEARLS LEARNING CENTER On August 30, 2016, Project PEARLS was featured on the website page of  The Office of the Vice President. Recently, Vice President Leni Robredo paid a special visit to our Learning Center at Batia, Bulacan. A series of photos during VP Leni’s visit to […]