Fundraising 2018

The MEALenium Project team organized a garage sale to raise funds for the feeding center, as well as the scholarship and tutorial programs. Organizers: Erin Dominique Chua, Alexa Isabella Kahn, Isaac Theodore Siy, Joshua Emmanuel Tan and Philip Sebastian Belmonte were happy with the turn-out for this year’s garage sale.

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Good Nutrition Achieved!

We have achieved the goal of getting over 30 kids at St. Benedict, Payatas out of malnutrition. Feeding Program Chair, Alexa Isabella Kahn has made it her advocacy to maintain the good nutrition of the kids by encouraging the parents of the children to plant more vegetables and to incorporate more greens into the children’s meals even at home. This will ensure that even if they are out of the feeding program, they are fed meals that are not only…

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Helping Kids Achieve Better Grades in School

Weekly tutorials are sponsored by The MEALenium Project to aid children in Payatas with their lessons and school homework.  Isaac Theodore Siy, Tutorials Program Chairperson organizes weekly Math, Reading and English lessons for the children in the area. Outstanding children in the program are also assisted to get scholarship or financial aid to help them complete their education.

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Herbs and Vegetables Garden: A Project for good nutrition and health

  The MEALenium Project is taking a healthier step to improve the condition of their chosen community. In addition to the feeding program, 2018 Feeding Program Chair, Alexa Isabella Kahn recently launched the Herbs and Vegetables Garden Project that aims to educate the community about the benefits of Herbs and Vegetables for overall nutrition and as medicinal cures for common illnesses such as cough, colds and skin rashes. Pots filled with medicinal herbs and vegetables were brought to the feeding…

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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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