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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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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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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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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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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Block Screening

It is truly heartwarming to see that the excited group of cinema-goers did more than just watch the much-awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie; they also helped feed hungry children in Payatas. How? Proceeds of each P500 ticket bought went to sponsoring meals for the feeding center. What a great way to spread some Christmas cheer! Again, we would like to thank our friends and sponsors, Philstar.com, San Miguel Corporation, Uni-Asia Properties Inc and Shopaholiq.com for making this all possible. Read…

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