Programs

Our various outreach programs include: Scholarship, Feeding, Brain Booster, LitClubs, Birthday Program, Medical and Dental Mission, and other Special Events.

Spreading PEARLS to the Communities

As Project PEARLS grew in numbers – from ten volunteers to almost a hundred at present – our passion to help kids also grew with us. Thus, we adopted another community in Tondo, Manila: the Helping Land. Similar to Ulingan, Helping Land is home to hundreds of families living in extreme poverty. The community sits on an active dumpsite where the main source of livelihood is scavenging of garbage and production of pagpag (leftover food collected from garbage which is then cooked and sold to other poor people).
 
From the two girls they sent to school in 2008, Project PEARLS’ beneficiaries now grew to at least 300 children being fed daily and to more than 500 scholars from pre-school to college.
 
Through its various outreach programs, Project PEARLS hopes to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged children:
 

Scholarship Program – Currently, we have more than 300 scholars from pre-school to college. These scholarships will not only ease the economic burden to the families, but more importantly, these will encourage the kids to stive harder with their education and to dream bigger. Part of the Scholarship Program is giving out groceries every month to scholars who have at least 85% school attendance in a given month.

Feeding and Brain Booster Program – We provide a hot and nutritious meal everyday  to children in Helping Land, and every month in Bulacan. This also includes providing the scholars with baon every school day. During the feeding, we also incorporate educational activities to stimulate their creativity and their passion for learning.

Healthcare Program – in partnership with volunteer doctors, dentists, healthcare provider, organizations, and foundations, we conduct free medical and dental missions to our communities. In addition, we provide financial assistance to children who require immediate medical attention. We also opened a health clinic last July 2016 to provide free medicines and check-ups.

Birthday Outreach Program – most of the kids have not even experienced celebrating their birthday. In line with the organization’s mission to spread the smiles and share the love, a Birthday Program is conducted to give the children a wonderful experience wherein they can have fun and be kids again.

Special Projects

Cassie’s Bag Of Dreams – In the past 5 years with the help of generous sponsors, over 1660 students from impoverished communities in Lucena, Bulacan, Manila, Zambales, Tondo, Guimaras, Camarines Norte and Siargao have received gifts of hope in the form of high quality backpacks with school supplies.

LitClub Program – in partnership with LitWorld, a New York-based organization, we conduct LitClub programs in Helping Land, Batia, Bulacan, Zamboanga, Sibugay and Botolan, Zambales. This program is focused on enriching literacy and reading, sharing stories to children of different age groups.

After School Program – most of the children in the community that we serve spend their free time working or taking care of their other siblings, instead of playing, studying, or exploring new interests. Because of this, they face higher chances of getting low grades, engaging in vices and crimes, and dropping out of school. To bridge this gap, Project PEARLS launched the “After School Program (ASP)” to give the children a chance to expand their learning and to give them an avenue to showcase their talents and skills. This is done every Sunday.


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