Project PEARLS is deeply humbled and honored for all the awards and recognitions we have received over the years.
We are deeply humbled to be nominated for ‘Best Work in Poverty/Homelessness, Youth & Promoting Peace’ at the International Peace Awards 2022, a project initiated by GIDSS with the support from the Government of Canada.
GIDSS (Gandhian Initiative for Development of Support Services)
Peace-Building initiatives are supported by the Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Heritage, and the Government of Canada.
Asia Pacific Kindness & Leadership 50 Leading Lights
Melissa Villa, founder of Project PEARLS, was recognized as one of the 50 Leading Lights of the Asia Pacific Kindness & Leadership.
The Asia Pacific Kindness & Leadership 50 Leading Lights gives recognition to leaders who are redefining the status quo by positively impacting others through kindness.
Certificate of Recognition from City of Daly City, California USA
City of Daly City, California USA presented Project PEARLS with a Certificate of Recognition for its dedication of helping the poorest of the poor children have a better life by giving them PEARLS: Peace, Education, Aspiration, Respect, Love, and Smiles
Featured Woman for Women’s Month 2020 from South African Embassy, Manila
Project PEARLS Founder, Melissa Villa, was featured by the South African Embassy, Manila as the Woman for Women’s Month 2020.
Women’s Month is commemorated in South Africa in August as a tribute to the more than 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on August 9, 1956 to oppose the extension of the Pass Laws to women.
Volunteer-Engaging Partner of the Year from iVolunteer Philippines
Project PEARLS was awarded the Volunteer-Engaging Partner of the Year last February 2020 for its capability to gather more volunteers and create volunteer opportunities through the iVolunteer website .
Volunteer Engagement Champion from iVolunteer Philippines
iVolunteer Philippines recognized Project PEARLS as the Volunteer Engagement Champion for gaining the highest volunteer engagement feedback in 2018.
Plaque of Recognition from Century Pacific Group – RSPo Foundation
Project PEARLS received Plaque of Recognition from Century Pacific Group – RSPo Foundation for its commitment to the KAIN PO feeding program.
Certificate of Appreciation from Archipelago Builders
Project PEARLS received a Certificate of Recognition from Archipelago Builders for its contribution and continuous support to the company.
Plaque of Recognition from Department of Health and City of Manila
Project PEARLS received a Plaque of Recognition from Department of Health and City of Manila for its outstanding efforts toward strengthening the health systems in the City of Manila.
Certificate of Appreciation from FEU Institute of Technology
FEU Institute of Technology presented Project PEARLS a Certificate of Appreciation for its participation in the iTambayani: Volunteerism Week Forum in 2018.
Certificate of Appreciation from Dasal Elementary School
A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Project PEARLS for choosing Dasal Elementary School as the recipient of the organization’s Gift Giving Project.
Albert Schweitzer Award from World Literacy Summit in Oxford University
Project PEARLS Founder, Melissa Villa, was awarded the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Medal and Lectureship at the World Literacy Summit in Oxford University.
The Schweitzer Medal and Lectureship commemorates the Philanthropist Academic Albert Schweitzer who devoted the greater part of his life to providing medical and educational service in remote parts of Africa.
World Literacy Council
Republic of the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs
12th Epic Award from Philippine Academy of Medical Specialists Inc.
The Philippine Academy of Medical Specialists Inc. bestowed the 12th Epic Award on Project PEARLS in recognition of its selfless acts of kindness in the service of humanity.
Visionary in Action Award from Rotary Club of Makati Business District
Last September 2017, Project PEARLS received the Visionary in Action Award from the Rotary Club of Makati Business District.
Jollibee Family Values Award for Global Pinoy Family of the Year
Melissa Villa, our Founder and her husband, Clif Wilcox, daughter, Francesca and brother, Juan Villa received the first Jollibee – Coca Cola Global Pinoy Family Award and a Special Citation in the field of Education.
The Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA) seeks to give honor to deserving families who best exemplify positive Filipino family values such as generosity, compassion, creativity, resourcefulness, love for the community, love for the environment, and strong ties, among other traits.
Certificate of Recognition from Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco and Kalayaan SF Committee 2014
Project PEARLS Founder, Melissa Villa, was honored with a Certificate of Recognition from the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco and Kalayaan SF Committee 2014 for her countless contributions to causes that have benefited the welfare and development of the Philippines.
The Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards
Project PEARLS was a finalist of Global Bayaning Pilipino-USA for continuing to set aside personal interest or gain for the benefit of their respective community. Imbued with a tireless pursuit for excellence in their endeavors and dedicating their lives in the service of the poor.
The Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino awards is an annual search for ordinary Filipinos who have done extraordinary deeds that was envisioned by the late “Kapitan” Eugenio “Geny” Lopez Jr. to give the Filipino people real-life Filipino superheroes they can look up to and emulate.
Certificate of Participation from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
Project PEARLS was awarded a Certificate of Participation for its attendance and participation in Volt-In 2011.