The PEARLS Scholarship Program Project will help the children of Ulingan in getting a formal education. These scholarships will not only help the economic burden of their families but more importantly will encourage the children to strive harder with their education and to dream bigger. Ulingan is a small slum community in Tondo, Manila that sits on a dumpsite and surrounded by charcoal factories that emit toxic smoke.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Because their families live way below the poverty line, their parents do not have the means to support all the educational needs of their children, no matter how hard they work at the charcoal factory and/or at the nearby dumpsites. The children have no choice but to also work to help augment the household income so that no one in their families dies of starvation.
How will this project solve this problem?
The PEARLS Scholarship Program Project will give these children the opportunity of getting a formal education. The project will provide these children school uniform, school supplies, school meals. Tutorial and homework help is also provided. Opportunities to write to their sponsor and build and foster mentor-mentee relationship.
Potential Long Term Impact
These scholarships will not only help the economic burden of their families but more importantly will encourage the children to strive harder with their education and to dream bigger. The scholarship program will give these children a sense of belonging and a basis for achieving their educational goals in the future.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.