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Enriching Lives through Education

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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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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GameBytes Sponsor’s Visit

Employess of GameBytes, makers of mobile games for Globe Telecoms, recently visited our feeding center in St. Benedict. Aside from bonding with the children, they also brought educational materials and school supplies for the kids. A percentage of their mobile games revenue goes to The MEALenium Project. The more players who subscribe to their services, the bigger the donation fund grows. They are our major sponsor for the St. Benedict feeding center this year. Currently, they have 2 mobile games that benefit…

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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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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 Dengue…

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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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A fun way to help!

Here’s another fun way to help! From the developers of Text Manalo trivia game comes another mobile game called Kanto Kras King. Kanto Kras King is a Philippine Street Food version of Candy Crush Saga. Players simply need to swipe kanto food and connect rows or columns with at least three of the same kind to remove them from the board. Subscribers can enjoy playing Kanto Kras King free for one day and they can enjoy continued subscription to the game for only P5.00/day.…

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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

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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