Payatas

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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