Tag: ICM

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 if you couldn’t pay?

By Dr. Mindy Gill, ICM Director of Health Services Like many young boys, Kent loves to climb.  Unfortunately, he recently fell from a tall pole and fractured his arm.  His family was unable to find the US$400 required for the stainless steel rods to fix his fracture and Kent faced a life of suffering. What...
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A Second Chance

Story & Photos by Erin Fry, ICM Communications Manager The excitement in the air was electric as 36 ladies from Barangay Rumbang in Iloilo met together for the first time for week 1 of ICM’s Transform Program.  As the introductory session got underway, the ladies already started to bond.  Their laughter was contagious as they...
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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...
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A Pastor sees Peace after Transform

Story by Ellie Haldors – Intern, ICM Hong Kong Last week, I took a trip to the Philippines to learn more about the happenings inside of ICM. As I talked to pastors whose communities have gone through ICM Transform programs, I began to realize just how big of an impact ICM is having on these...
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Another Year of Success for 2,281 Jumpstart Kindergarteners!

Congratulations to our 2,281 Jumpstart Kindergarten Graduates, we are so proud of you! A very special thank you to all of our ICM Jumpstart Kindergarten Sponsors who are partnering with us to help eradicate poverty through education and quality learning.  Every year a poor child stays in school, the less likely they will live their...
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“NBA Cares” on the courts with ICM Kids

Story by Anthony Ramos, ICM Head of Trips – Donor Services // Photos by David McIntyre, ICM Volunteer Photographer On March 24th 2014, 35 Filipino children from Typhoon Haiyan affected communities in Cebu were treated to a once in a lifetime experience – a NBA Cares basketball clinic run in conjunction with the 7th annual...
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Business-In-A-Box: ICM Generating Resilient Livelihoods for the World’s Ultrapoor

Article by Christine Joyce Ajoc, ICM Director of Livelihood The changes in the world’s political and economic systems have resulted in certain imbalances among populations, often leaving those in the developing economies in a position of vulnerability. For the poorest of the poor, this means having to live below subsistence, with little to no resources at...
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Planting Beauty in the Brokenness Left By Typhoon Haiyan

Written by Justine Maceross, Communications Officer ICM-Hong Kong On 3 March 2014, ICM staff, along with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) and several volunteers, loaded a small pump boat with relief packs — each including hygiene kits, clothing and 40 boxes full of FMSC MannaPacks (packages of nutrient-fortified food) — and climbed aboard. We visited communities...
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Help is arriving. By boat, by pedi-cab, by hand.

By Erin Manfredi, Communications Manager, ICM In the midst of the devastation that was left behind by Typhoon Haiyan, the resilience and strength of people in the Philippines is on display. The streets are busy with rebuilding efforts: power line teams are restoring broken power lines, men are rebuilding roofs and using pedi-cabs to transport...
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