Project PEARLS was established in 2010 by Melissa Villa to help the poorest of the poor have a better life. By providing the children with PEARLS – Peace, Education, Aspiration, Respect, Love and Smiles – through education, empowerment, nutrition, nourishment, and healthcare, it has allowed Melissa to work on improving life conditions in the Tondo slum in Manila, as well as in surrounding areas.
The Forgotten International’s staff met Melissa at a fundraiser in San Francisco, which is when she invited us to visit her program in Manila. After our visit in 2018, we found ourselves deeply impressed by the level of care given to the children they support. Likewise, TFI was inspired. We have offered to assist them in their mission by purchasing 10 computers and printers for their new computer center, in addition to providing educational scholarships to 50 preschoolers who will be attending day school for the first time.
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