Project Happiness by Vergielyn

If there would be words of life that Project Happiness live through, these would be them:

I think you have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently. -J.K Rowling

Project Happiness is a hike-and-share act of kindness dedicated for underprivileged children in the distant, remote areas in the Philippines.

Inspired by the travels and experiences of Vergielyn, having seen different slices of life and poverty beyond imagination, Project Happiness now reaches bigger communities and further areas across the country with collaboration from friends and hiking communities.

If you would like to become a collaborator, donor or volunteer to this humble project, contact the facilitator using this form. Or, if you want to share to our current Project Happiness, please click this campaign link

As a backpacker and storyteller, I scout through cities and remote areas in the Philippines to experience cultures, people and explore life’s amazing diversity. Overtime, I decide to commit myself to give any kind of happiness – may it be foods, inspiration, inspirational stories or simply my time — to children. I love seeing happy, sincere smiles.

Gift for Smiles (GiFos, Negros Oriental) & Project Happiness 2017 Collaboration

Project Happiness — December 2015

[2015] In a small town where a family of 5-9 earned an average of less than $5 a day, I couldn’t really expect merry Christmas parties – not even for kids. I’ve asked around and found that this town never had a Christmas party for their children – EVER.

If you have known me long enough, you probably know that it is my kind of tradition to spend my special days (birthdays, Christmas, etc) doing some random act of kindness for under privilege children. It was always been my “code” to keep my deeds behind dark curtains but this year, I realize, I have the voice, I am a writer after all.

Project Happiness — December 2016

[2016] The kids from a remote town in Negros Oriental was promised for a kind of Christmas that they’ve first tasted on December 2015 (Project Happiness, December 2015). In a town where a family earns less than $5 a day, there’s nothing much to expect for the holidays. I listed all the foods these kids wish to eat and well, made it happen in this year’s (2016) Project Happiness. I have helped from the locals. I singlehandedly cook as early as 12 midnight until the early morning of December 17 but it was all oh so worth it.

Thank you to all the kindhearted people who made this happen. Our YouCaring campaign was a success, muchas gracias everyone!

Here you go. The December 2016, Project Happiness in pictures:


Project Happiness June 2017 Update

[2017] We’ve successfully given 150 notebooks, sets of paper, pen, crayons, among others to students who started their schooling yesterday. All the efforts were worthwhile and my sincerest gratitude to friends who made this possible. We have helped underprivileged children kickstart school with excitement, hype and above all, happiness.


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