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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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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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January 2016 – Update

We welcomed the New Year with 4 new kids (Jillian, Alex, Jhenna and Carlos). Our 2016 goal is to be able to add at least 5 more kids to the feeding program. Our heartfelt thanks to those who have continued to sponsor a child for the whole year, with your help we are able to supply these children with nutritious meals and vitamins, 5x a week! We are also happy to report that we ended 2015 with 8 of 25…

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Christmas Party for the kids!

Last November 28, we had a Christmas party for the kids and their families. With your donations, we were able to give each of them a backpack filled with food items, new clothes and some toys! It was truly heartwarming to see them enjoy the games, the treats and the special appearances of PBB Teen stars (Bailey, Ylona, Jimboy and Franco) and everyone’s favorite mascot, Jollibee!

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September Update

It’s been over a month since we started the feeding program. We are happy to see that the kids are slowly gaining weight and are becoming more active and alert! Sharing some photos of the kids and the activities we had during the month.  

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Meet the Kids

Meet the Kids in our feeding center. If you wish to sponsor a child’s meals for a whole year or simply want to send a donation, please send us an email at themealeniumproject@gmail.com so we can coordinate. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/payatasfeeding and follow us on Instagram: themealeniumproject

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Opening of the Feeding Center

Last August 2, 2015, The MEALenium Project’s Feeding Center officially opened to welcome an initial 25 children. A short program and a simple salu-salo for the children and their families followed the blessing of the feeding center.

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This unused area behind the church will be converted into a feeding center. In photo: Co-founders, Joshua Emmanuel Tan and Basti Belmonte with Fr. Julio Cuesta.

Before and After Photos of the Feeding Center

What used to be a dark and dirty area is now a beautiful, clean and well-lit feeding center and study hall. Thank you to all who supported our garage sale, online auction and our organic vegetables delivery! 🙂 Special shout out also goes to Perfect Dimension, who helped us in the construction of the feeding center. Now that the feeding center is up and running, we continue to raise funds to feed the children 5x a week, Mondays-Fridays.  

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