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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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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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2 for 1 Promise for Payatas

As part of our Nature Guard “2 for 1 promise”, we provided families in Payatas a free bottle of Nature Guard anti-mosquito spray for every 2 bottles sold.   For our first batch of recipients, we organized a seminar about mosquito-borne diseases prevention. We invited a key note speaker, Dr. Lots Doligon of Makati Medical Hospital. Dr. Doligon gave the moms in Payatas valuable tips on how to avoid Dengue and Zika. Doligon also provided tips on early detection for…

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MEALenium Project teams up with orgs to feed 600 undernourished children

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 over 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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Nature Guard Anti-Mosquito spray

Our 2 for 1 Promise: For every 2 bottles purchased of Nature Guard anti-mosquito spray, 1 bottle will be given for FREE to a family in Payatas.   Introducing Nature Guard anti-mosquito spray, a safe and effective, non-DEET insect repellent that provides up 6-8 hours protection against Dengue, Zika and Malaria mosquitoes. All formulated with IR3535 ®, a tested insect repellent that has been used in Europe for over 3 decades with excellent safety records. Nature Guard’s active ingredient is approved by the…

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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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