Category: Hong Kong

Patient Update

Dennis Kyle and Wen Heart come from very different parts of the Philippines but were brought together in Hong Kong to receive surgery for clubfoot. The boys have a lot in common, from their interest in soccer to their experiences with bullies. As a child, Dennis Kyle was called “bali paa” or “twisted foot” by...
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Volunteer Voices: Zara

  Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Zara Denham, and I’m 17 years old, currently doing the IB programme at French International School of Hong Kong. I’ve been volunteering at ICM since last October. How did you first get involved with ICM? I got involved with ICM through school. My school connects...
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When Helping Hands Heal Feet

Last year, the O family had the opportunity to visit Dumaguete. While on their ICM trip, the O family – 12-year-old Brandon, six-year-old Sydney and parents Andy and Christina witnessed the positive changes ICM’s Transform program brings to entire communities.  While the family was in the slum, working with participants of a Transform community, they were requested...
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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...
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A Journey of Immersion, Reflection and Action

In order to make a good impression, I wore one of my best suits when I first visited the Hong Kong ICM offices a little over 3.5 years ago. I ended up joining the Trips department, and swapped that smart suit for a regular shirt, cargo shorts and some waterproof shoes. I have no regrets...
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Birthday Presents For Sharing

Isabel Khoo gave many children in need a huge gift the day she had her sixth birthday party. The young girl decided she wanted to partner with Twopresents.com, a Hong Kong based social enterprise that allows party organizers to ask guests to contribute to both a gift and a charity. Isabel chose International Care Ministries...
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Telling the story

by Louise Joachimowski, Creative Resources Officer Spending a month working in the Philippines always has its ups and downs. There’s been tropical storms, ferry cancellations, lack of internet and extremely bumpy car rides getting lost in remote villages! But through the challenges, the thing that makes it all worth it are the people we meet....
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What is the future of fun?

“What is the future of fun? On Saturday 24th November, 2012, over 800 people gathered at the third annual TEDx Hong Kong event to discuss just that; how, where and why do we have fun? How are fun, recreation and happiness developing lives, careers and communities? The ways that humans are enjoying themselves are about...
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Shopping & Giving All In One

ICM was thrilled to participate in two Christmas Fairs this past weekend at Island ECC & Union Church – offering an array of hand crafted items from our very own Red Rope Project, featuring silk cushion covers, ornate tree ornaments, cards, notebooks and more!  Red Rope is a certified co-op for women in the Philippines who have escaped prostitution and provides...
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An Especially Warm Christmas

Brad and Melody Landes reinforced that it is better to give than receive, while reading a Christmas card from ICM.  For the past three years, the Landes’ have sponsored an ICM Jumpstart Kindergarten in General Santos. Their generosity allows between 25-35 children to achieve a solid educational foundation which will allow them entrance to government...
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