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Changing Lives through Scholarships

The dream doesn’t end for eleven lucky students because of the project initiated by Erin Dominique Chua, The MEALenium Project’s Scholarship Program Chairperson. These teenagers from Payatas will be continuing their studies as the first batch of scholars of The MEALenium Scholarship Program. The scholarship program became an offshoot of The MEALenium Project, a sustainable and collaborative effort of the community, corporations, and private individuals, whose long-term vision is to help kids from Payatas escape the cycle of poverty. They…

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Lupang Pangako Elementary Christmas Gift Giving

The Christmas gift-giving continued on to Lupang Pangako Elementary. Philip Sebastian Belmonte and Alexa Isabella Kahn sourced donations from sponsors to be able to provide students of Lupang Pangako Elementary some Christmas treats such milk boxes, fruits and snacks. The parent volunteers who help cook for almost 1,000 school kids also received grocery gift packs from The MEALenium Project team. It was truly a wonderful time to spread Christmas cheer. 🙂

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Nature Guard’s Gift To The Families in Payatas

This Christmas, residents of Payatas received a 2 for 1 gift – learning about the perils of dengue and bottles of mosquito repellent to help them prevent this disease. Volunteers from The MEALenium Project and Nature Guard taught the Payatas community last December 20 about dengue and tips on how to prevent catching it. As of 2017, the Department of Health (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau has recorded over 36,000 cases of dengue (http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/06/15/philippines-dengue-cases-near-36000-547588), with 207 deaths. While majority of the cases…

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Study Hall – Teaching through Lego

More kids in Payatas are flocking to the study hall in St. Benedict built by The MEALenium Project because of their new teaching tool – Lego. This idea was conceptualized by The MEALenium Project founder Philip Sebastian “Basti” Belmonte. He thought of gathering the old Lego bricks and figures of his friends so that the children who uses their study hall can use it to learn and play. Lego has been proven to be a visual tool in improving the…

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Christmas Celebrations at St. Benedict

The MEALenium Project had two Christmas get-togethers this year with St. Benedict, one for the study hall kids and another for the feeding center children. Philip Sebastian Belmonte and Alexa Isabella Kahn organized all the parties and the donations for the Christmas presents for all the kids and the parent volunteers. The MEALenium Project ends 2018 on a happy note that only 2 out of the 31 kids in the feeding center are malnourished. A great achievement of 93% healthy…

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Study Hall Now Open!

We are happy to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary in Payatas! To start our celebration, a mass was officiated by Fr. Bernardo of Payatas Orione Foundation. We then proceeded to the feeding center where we had a gift waiting for the children. As our anniversary gift to the community, we opened the feeding center to be used as a Study Hall for children ages 8-12 every Saturday, 9-11am. The Study Hall is equipped with books for Math, English, Science and Reading. Tutors are…

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Basketball Sports Clinic 2017

MANILA, Philippines — School children from Payatas who participated in The MEALenium Project’s Basketball Clinic have upped their performance due to their improved physical strength and stamina. Now on its second year, The MEALenium Project’s Basketball Clinic was conducted over four Saturdays in June 2017. The clinic was targeted at the beneficiaries of The MEALenium Project, a sustainable feeding program wherein mothers within the community are trained to cook nutritious meals for the school children in Payatas. The project was…

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March 2017 – Updates

One of the daughter’s of our sponsors celebrated her birthday at the St. Benedict feeding center. It was a fun day for everyone. The kids enjoyed the games, prizes and the food! Thank you Steffi, for spreading joy on your special day in Payatas.

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GameBytes Sponsor’s Visit

Employess of GameBytes, makers of mobile games for Globe Telecoms, recently visited our feeding center in St. Benedict. Aside from bonding with the children, they also brought educational materials and school supplies for the kids. A percentage of their mobile games revenue goes to The MEALenium Project. The more players who subscribe to their services, the bigger the donation fund grows. They are our major sponsor for the St. Benedict feeding center this year. Currently, they have 2 mobile games that benefit…

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Now serving 1,000 meals a day!

When we established The MEALenium Project in May 2015, our goal was to be able to serve 1,000 meals per month for the malnourished children in the Payatas community. We are very happy that from our initial 25-30 children beneficiaries, our partners helped us expand to 600 beneficiaries and now to 1,000 beneficiaries. As we were able to obtain additional funding for the feeding program, we would also be able to reach more children in the community. These 1,000 beneficiaries were identified…

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