Education & Literacy

The core mission of Project PEARLS is to break the cycle of poverty through education. We believe that by providing adequate resources and support to children and youth, they can have a brighter and better future. We also aim to develop their potential and skills so they can be changemakers and leaders in their own communities.

Let us change the world, one child at a time.

Scholarship Program

Education is at the core of our mission and we believe that it is a powerful tool that can help children and families break the vicious cycle of poverty.

To address the economic and social barriers that negatively affect one’s access to education, the PEARLS Scholarship program provides educational support in the form of school supplies, transportation allowance, food packs, vouchers for projects, tutorials, and other resources.

From the first batch of 40 Nursery scholars in 2010, we now have more than 600 scholars from preschool to college. These scholars come from four communities: Helping Land, Tondo; Bocaue, Bulacan; Naic, Cavite, and Zamboanga Sibugay.

We invite you to change a life now. Give the Gift of Education by sponsoring a scholar!


Together with LitWorld, an international non-profit organization advocating for global literacy from New York, USA, we established Literacy Clubs in different communities.

LitClubs facilitate in-depth literacy and empowerment programs for girls and boys, ages 10 to 14. More than just a literacy tutorial, it is “a space for joyful learning, creative expression, community building, and developing social-emotional skills.”

We also have “LitMoms” to help empower the parents, through activities focused on the 7 Strengths. Project PEARLS currently has LitClubs for girls and boys in 4 different communities, and one LitMoms club in our Bulacan community.

Community Learning Programs

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, we conduct various learning activities for children after the feeding program in Tondo and weekly in Bulacan.

From Monday to Friday, we have the Toy Library & Time-to-Learn. These are programs that hone their cognitive and social skills through creative play and basic literacy tutorials. On Saturdays, we did Brain Booster activities, such as art and crafts, to develop their creativity and artistic skills. And on Sundays, we had the After School Program to provide free tutorials to inspire kids to excel academically. In Bulacan, high school scholars conducted mentorship and tutorial for younger scholars every weekend.

Due to the pandemic, face-to-face sessions for all these are not allowed. But we still made all these learning opportunities for the children and scholars possible through our online PEARLS Learning Channel.

Do you have questions on how you can give the Gift of Education to our scholars? Email us at [email protected] and we will help you out!

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