Do you have a bed?

Tess Lyons has been a dedicated volunteer with ICM for the past three years.  Tess and her husband, Charles Caldwell, are currently sponsoring their 4th ICM preschool. They have taken their four children down to the Philippines several times to visit their students and to participate in the ongoing slum reconstruction building project cosponsored by ICM and Gawad...
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Reproductive Health Conference in Mindanao’s Tribal Area

Story by Deanna Sutherland, ICM Program Support  //  Footage by Kathleen Hilado, ICM CO, Koronadal Imagine how frightening being pregnant at 14-years-old would be.  This is the reality for the young women in the mountain-dwelling tribal community called T’boli, in Southern Mindanao, Philippines.  The families in this tribe traditionally arrange for their daughters to be married...
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Bankers on Detention: Raising funds for Education

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ICM’s 1804 Young Graduates

Throughout the month of March, 1804 proud graduates of ICM’s 80 Learning Centers marched across the stage in their cap and gowns to receive their “diplomas”.   The students finished their year of learning with formal graduation celebrations held in each region.  Songs were sung, dances danced and poems and verses recited.   And family members and...
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Kids Camp 2011

Story by Julie Turner, ICM Executive Director // Photos & Videos by Heather Elliott, ICM Media Officer Over 100 kids from the slums of Dumaguete and Bacolod came together prior to Easter for four action packed days of fun, craft, sport and song.  The ICM’s Children’s Shelter and a few local staff kids were added to...
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Here Comes the Bride!

Story by ICM CO Team “I love her and that’s the beginning of everything,” said 88-year-old Andres about his beautiful 71-year-old bride, Rosalia, as they stood at the altar.  For Andres and Rosalia, this day was a dream come true!  They have been living as husband and wife for over 60 years but were never...
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Northridge Vineyard Christian Fellowship: A Helping Hand

I met Cecilia back in August 2010 while visiting several ICM Transform recipients in Barangay 40.  As she emerged to greet us from behind a tattered cloth door, I couldn’t help but notice her unusual house.  I learned as I made my way through the plastic tarp walls and rotting wood, that Cecilia’s home had...
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ICM101: Programs in Action

Over 100 people from 10 different countries joined us in the Philippines for ICM101; a week long introduction course into the heart and soul of International Care Ministries.  Participants sat in on classroom lectures where ICM Chairman, David Sutherland, shared ICM’s vision and strategies for changing the face of poverty in the Philippines in the...
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University Students Making a Difference

Last year, a group of college students from the University of Virginia in the United States heard about the need for preschool sponsors and decided to take action.  They worked together and raised USD$5,000 to sponsor an ICM Preschool.  This donation enabled one preschool to open its doors to 25 children in a slum community...
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The Value of Knowledge

Story by ICM CO Team Meet Jay Stephen Moses, and his mother, Rodalyn.  Jay is a growing nine-month-old boy living in a rural slum community on the outskirts of El Nido Town.  A few months ago, he was discovered as malnourished by ICM staff, with an untreated cleft lip & palate.  He was soon enrolled...
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