Scholarships for the Children of Ulingan

by Project PEARLS

Summary

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.
$5,000
total goal
$4,660
remaining
6
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​projectpearls.org
Project PEARLS Featured in National Geographic
Project PEARLS: One of 2011 Inspiring Groups
Project PEARLS: A Bright Spot...
A Mission Not So Impossible

Organization Information

Project PEARLS

Location: Millbrae, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.projectpearls.org
Project Leader:
Melissa Villa
Millbrae, CA United States

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