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July 2016 Update – Lupang Pangako Elementary Kitchen

From feeding 30 kids to 600! We are happy to share with you that The MEALenium Project has partnered with Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF), the Quezon City DepEd Division and the local government to build a Busog Lusog Talino (BLT) Kitchen in Lupang Pangako Elementary in Payatas, Q.C. Our BLT Kitchen Objectives: We endeavor to provide standards on menu, food production, safety and cleanliness. The model aims to provide quality and nutritious food for over 570 school children with less time…

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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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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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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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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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February 2016 – Update

We have new kids to replace those that dropped out of the program. We welcome Pamela, Athens, Lheniel, Althea, CJ and Mark to the feeding center. February’s activities included  the kids making Valentine cards for our sponsors, finger painting, reading, writing and learning how to write the alphabet for the smaller ones.  

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January 2016 – Update

We welcomed the New Year with 4 new kids (Jillian, Alex, Jhenna and Carlos). Our 2016 goal is to be able to add at least 5 more kids to the feeding program. Our heartfelt thanks to those who have continued to sponsor a child for the whole year, with your help we are able to supply these children with nutritious meals and vitamins, 5x a week! We are also happy to report that we ended 2015 with 8 of 25…

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