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July 2016 Update

We are happy to report that as of July 2016, 15 out of the 28 kids in the feeding program are now of normal weight. That’s 53% of the children in the program out of malnutrition.  We are working on getting 2 more kids to complete 30 kids this month. With 5 more months remaining this year, we hope to reach 80% out of malnutrition by December.

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Play and help The MEALenium Project!

Gamebytes, developers of the Text Manalo game app, aims to support the basic educational needs of less fortunate children. They have committed to donate a portion of their game revenues by partnering with noteworthy advocacy groups. Text Manalo chose The MEALenium Project as their first beneficiary. The donated funds from the Text Manalo game app will be used for basic educational needs of the children in the Payatas feeding center as well as well as help in the ongoing feeding program.  What…

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The MEALenium Project: Developing champions in Payatas

Thank you for featuring our sports clinic last May-June, 2016! Link here: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2016/07/14/1602767/mealenium-project-developing-champions-payatas — MANILA, Philippines – Part of the 1990 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the Philippines was to significantly decrease the percentage of underweight children in the country from 27 percent to 13.5 percent by 2015.  Although progress has been made in this regard, efforts have still fallen short. In 2015, the percentage of underweight children under age 5 was still at 20 percent. With this situation in mind,…

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June Updates – Table Tennis Sports Clinic

With the help our coaches, Coach Mario Breiva of the Ateneo College Varsity and Coach Michael Breiva of the Ateneo Highschool varsity, we were able to train kids in Payatas the basics in table tennis. We hope to see them pursue and excel in this sport. 🙂

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June Updates – Basketball Sports Clinic

Photo highlights of the basketball training for the kids of Payatas. The boys in the community enjoyed the sports clinic. They are already asking when the next one will be! Indeed sports is a great way to foster frienships and to instill values such as discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship.  

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First Sports Clinic for Payatas

Last May 28, we had our first session for basketball and table tennis training. We enlisted kids ages 9-15 from St. Benedict, Payatas who were interested to learn these sports. We came up with the idea of holding a basketball and table tennis sports clinic because we know that sports has many benefits not only in physical health but also in teaching kids discipline, focus and team work. “A growing body of research literature finds that in addition to improved physical…

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April 2016 – Update

The highlight for the month of April was the summer outing for the kids last April 25 in Montalban, Rizal. In photos are some the kids who have been with us in the feeding center since August 2015. We are also gearing up for May, as we prepare a Sports Clinic for basketball and table tennis for the kids in the area.

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March 2016 – Update

Since it’s Easter break, we were able to take some time to play with the kids at the feeding center this week. The kids enjoyed playing with the home-made clay we brought. It was nice to see them unleash their creativity and simply enjoy!

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Puppet Show for the kids

A group of young students from MAPUA offered to provide a puppet show for the kids last March 9. They also brought in some snacks for the kids. We welcome groups who want to visit and do workshops for the kids. Please email themealeniumproject@gmail.com  

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Thank You Battle of the Bands!

  We would like to say thank you to ISM and the Battle of the Bands organizers for choosing The MEALenium Project as one of their beneficiaries.  Proceeds of the Battle of the Band ticket sales last Feb 13 were donated to various worthy causes, one of which is our very own The MEALenium Project! Thank you once again for the support!

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