Category: Bohol

A Happy Father’s Story

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Tatay, Papa, Amáy, Papang, Ama, Tatang in ICM and around the world! We appreciate your love and all the forms that you communicate it with: by loving our moms, working hard to earn money for our family’s needs, building and fixing things around the house, supporting us in...

Renewing Hope in the Time of COVID-19

In the time of COVID-19, have you ever gotten to a point when it seems all hope is lost? Even the best of us get discouraged, especially during the pandemic, when everything is so uncertain! “I always have trouble finding food,” Pastor David told us. “Sometimes I feel hopeless.” Pastor David is one of our...

Giving Back

Bless understood what it meant to live in poverty from an early age. At the time of her birth, her parents didn’t even have a permanent home and were forced to move from place to place, staying with members of the church her father pastored. This is a common story. Many pastors who minister in...

A Gift from Afar

Over 7,000 Christmas presents are headed to children in ICM programs, thanks to Hong Kong charity Box of Hope. Box of Hope is an annual charity project aimed at providing useful/educational gifts to underprivileged children in Hong Kong & Asia donated by Hong Kong school children and local organisations. Founded by Nicole Woolhouse and Harriet...

Ivan’s New Smile

Mothers are delighted when at around the six week mark, their babies begin smiling. However for Ivan’s mother, Janice, that first smile was a painful time as Ivan’s grin revealed his severe cleft palate. Finding a cure for her son seemed impossible. Janice said, “We live too far from the city to afford the transport...

Pastor Amigo – friend and leader

Anyone along the winding dirt road can point you in the direction of Panfilo Amigo’s home. The journey is almost surreal, past throngs of palm trees and recently harvested rice terraces; his lush garden grows out of the side of the mountain. When Panfilo says his life has been “natural” and “simple,” he means it....

Together Bringing Hope, Providing Help, Creating Change

by: Deborah Foo The establishment of Capital One Philippines Support Services Corporation’s (COPSSC) partnership with ICM was highlighted through the launch of six Transform and two Jumpstart communities in the province of Bohol on the 6th and 7th of July 2015. The theme of the event was titled “Together bringing hope, Providing help, Creating change” which emphasized the partnership in...

‘Soap Cycling’ Tippy Tap Kits

For most of us, washing our hands is an automatic response after using the bathroom or before sitting down to eat. We learned this from our parents and it was reinforced in our schools. But there are entire populations around the world who either don’t have access to soap and water or haven’t been taught...

ICM Credited for Quality Kindergarten Education

Story by Minierva Lahaylahay, ICM Bohol Area Head  &  Zosima Torrejas,  ICM Bohol Education Leader  //  Written by Minori Nagatomo, ICM Director of Education This month, 95 ICM Kindergartens began their school year – that is 5 more ICM Kindergartens than last year! We are seeing tremendous growth in this program, both in the number of students reached...

Shining Hope into Bohol This New Year

Report contribution from ICM Communications Team Val Jovani Canda, Lily Grace Talaban & Meng Valientes After the catastrophic 7.2 magnitude earthquake in October, Bohol is beginning to get back on its feet. To assist the recovery, ICM is on a special mission to eliminating darkness for the poor. Around the island, school classes are seen...