Tag: Children

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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Becoming A Man

With more than 25 million Filipinos surviving on incomes below US$1.25 per day and some seven million living on less than US$0.50 per day, poverty is a daily hardship and enduring misery for those in the Philippines at the bottom of the economic ladder. On October 17, 2016, the United Nations will lead the world in marking the International...
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Vermiculture: Hands-On Learning

by: Fernando Jose G. Roa On July 7, International Care Ministries treated 30 Sunday school children from the New Millennium Evangelical Church (NMEC), ages 10 to 14 years old, to their first-ever livelihood seminar for growing vegetables efficiently and healthily using vermiculture (worm farming). The children, assisted by their Sunday school teachers, parents and members of their household learned how...
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TOMS “One for One” Movement Reaches ICM Jumpstart Students

Sue Hamilton, ICM Volunteer Writer/Editor The recent TOMS shoe drop to all ICM Bases in the Philippines was a cause for great excitement for many ICM recipients.  TOMS, a US-based shoe retailer, developed a “One for One” movement that has provided ten million new pairs of TOMS shoes to impoverished children in over 60 countries...
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No Age Limit in Fighting Poverty

There will always be an element of surprise to what kids are capable of and what they are able to achieve. Nowadays, children as young as 9 and10years old are making a difference in society. And the 6 children from Kids Against Poverty (KAP) are no exception. Out on a mission to fight poverty in the Philippines, the 6 children...
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ICM Kids Camp – An Experience My Children Won’t Forget

Story by Carine Owens Kids Camp provides a chance for my children and I to step outside our lives of abundance.  It creates an opportunity that allows our kids to see the reality of poverty and how many people survive each day in dire circumstances. We join these children for four action packed days to...
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Movin’ on up!

Graduation is upon us – around 2,315 Jumpstart Kindergarten graduates are in their last week of school and are busy preparing for their graduation ceremonies.  These kids have completed a full year of reading, writing and arithmetic and have fulfilled all the requirements for entry into public school first grade. Enjoy some pictures from the last...
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Oxford Alumna Blesses Thousands of Children with the Gift of Education at ICM

“Every young person, rich or poor, needs a good teacher who doesn’t only provide knowledge but helps build up a whole person.”– Minori Nagatomo Minori’s world was “shattered” when she experienced children living in poverty as a high school student, and it was at this early age that she decided to dedicate her life to...
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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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ICM Visits Box of Hope

Story by Tess Lyons, ICM Donor Relations Manager If you had been with the ICM HK Office on Thursday, 15 November you would have heard the following unusual comments:  “I need that soap or I will keep the washcloth.” or  “I will trade you that book for that toothbrush but not for that pencil case.”  Yes...
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