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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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Study Hall Now Open!

We are happy to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary in Payatas! To start our celebration, a mass was officiated by Fr. Bernardo of Payatas Orione Foundation. We then proceeded to the feeding center where we had a gift waiting for the children. As our anniversary gift to the community, we opened the feeding center to be used as a Study Hall for children ages 8-12 every Saturday, 9-11am. The Study Hall is equipped with books for Math, English, Science and Reading. Tutors are…

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Basketball Sports Clinic 2017

MANILA, Philippines — School children from Payatas who participated in The MEALenium Project’s Basketball Clinic have upped their performance due to their improved physical strength and stamina. Now on its second year, The MEALenium Project’s Basketball Clinic was conducted over four Saturdays in June 2017. The clinic was targeted at the beneficiaries of The MEALenium Project, a sustainable feeding program wherein mothers within the community are trained to cook nutritious meals for the school children in Payatas. The project was…

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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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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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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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