WYAAP Partners with Project PEARLS

March 10, 2017—World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) sealed a partnership with Project PEARLS to conduct the region’s third implementation of the WYA Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) this April 2017 at Tondo, Philippines.

The HDC is an educational program of World Youth Alliance that focuses on encouraging students to understand their dignity as human beings. Each module hopes to teach students about a proper understanding of the human person in order for them to achieve human flourishing—to help them develop healthy habits, good decision-making skills, and a strong sense of meaning and purpose. This batch, which will be composed of 30 students aged seven to sixteen years old, will be tackling lessons about human dignity, friendship, power to choose for oneself and others, and other practical values that will hone their decision-making skills at a young age.

The students will be attending eight sessions in total starting on April 25 until May 16. Classes are to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week at the community health center in Helping Land, Tondo, Manila. An intimate graduation ceremony will then be held on May 18, 2017 to culminate the HDC run. WYAAP and Project PEARLS staff, interns, and volunteers will be handling the sessions.


Photos from Project Pearls

Project PEARLS is a non government, non profit organization whose aim is “to help the poorest of the poor children in the Philippines have a better life through education, empowerment, nutrition, healthcare services.”

WYAAP would like to extend its gratitude to Project PEARLS for their mission to help the poorest of the poor receive quality education, adequate health care services, and a positive environment. We offer our overflowing thanks to their founder, Ms. Melissa Villa, her family, and her growing team of staff and volunteers for helping bring the curriculum to the children of Helping Land.

Previous implementations of the HDC in the Philippines were conducted in Highway Hills Elementary School in Mandaluyong City, and Play, Learn and Serve in Quezon City. Both batches were held in 2016.

Bring the HDC to your school or community. Send a message to asiapacific@wya.net to learn how.