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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. Basti Belmonte and Alexa 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 kids for…

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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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Spreading Christmas Cheer!

Nov 30, 2016 – We had an early Christmas celebration for the kids and parent volunteers in St. Benedict, Payatas. It was a morning filled with games, prizes and fun surprises for everyone! We would like to thank sponsors who donated Christmas gift packs for the kids and the parent volunteers. Special thanks to Mr. Rudy Ang of Jollibee and the Jollibee Marikina crew and Ms. Candice Ang of Hanabishi for the electric water kettles for the moms. To all…

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1000 meals

MANILA, Philippines — Teenagers leading The MEALenium Project partnered with various stakeholders to push for a school-based feeding initiative for undernourished children. The MEALenium Project co-founders Joshua Emmanuel Tan and Philip Sebastian Belmonte signed an agreement with  Jollibee Group Foundation, Department of Education Quezon City Schools Division and Lupang Pangako Elementary School to benefit close to 600 malnourished public  elementary students. The new partners recently formalized the agreement for the first Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) Kitchen for the DepEd’s school-based feeding…

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