Tag: trips

Exploring ICM: Bacolod

When we stepped off the ferry, a crowd of tricycle drivers were waiting to offer their services. An ICM van was waiting for us, though, and whisked us away to our hotel. During dinner that night, we got to see the ICM choir kids perform, decked out in Filipiniana dresses and barongs. The performance alternated...
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Exploring ICM: Iloilo

I met my coworkers in the hotel lobby at 5:00 the next morning (oh joy). As the sun rose, we headed to the airport and then flew to Iloilo! After a big lunch where Dave Sutherland told us more about ICM’s vision and work, we we were off to visit a community! Our first stop...
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Ben’s MAD Trip Urge

Yesterday, Shore Student Alex shared his thoughts on the school’s recent ‘Make A Difference’ trip to ICM’s Bacolod base. Today, fellow student Ben examines what the trip meant to him. Our thanks to both Alex and Ben for their insights and hard work. I distinctly recall the thoughts racing through my head as I boarded...
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Alex will never forget his MAD experience

Shore School students Ben and Alex and joined their school’s November 23 –Dec 1, 2016 ‘Making A Difference’ trip to ICM’s base in Bacolod, Philippines.  This first blog contains Alex’s recollections of his first encounter with poverty, tomorrow’s blog will feature Ben’s reflections. My trip with ICM was one that I will never forget. Before...
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ICM Chairman in Typhoon Affected Area

In the days since the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, ICM has risen to respond to the needs of the victims. With three out of eight ICM regions part of the affected zones, we have been able to deliver immediate aid to the needy, and are beginning to implement longer-term strategies that will help...
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Journeying Together to Reach the Ultrapoor

It’s amazing to see people from the other side of the world join us on our journey to reach the ultrapoor in the Philippines.  Recently, Dale Sutherland, brother of ICM’s Chairman, David Sutherland, visited ICM for his 3rd time.  He brought with him a group of visitors from McLean Bible Church (MBC) in Washington DC...
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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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How to Survive an ICM 101 Trip

Story & Photos by Justine Maceross; ICM Trip Participant It is easy for me to forget that poverty affects the majority of our world.  90% of people deal with corruption daily – a fact I learned in the first ICM 101 Lecture.  This truth is all too forgettable in my day-to-day routine in San Antonio, Texas, where...
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Alex Kim Joins ICM’s Journey

Alex Kim, who lives in Singapore and studies in the US, partnered with ICM to “Join the Journey” by volunteering his time and spending a month with our staff on the ground in Dumaguete. Here are excerpts from his trip summary: “My spell in Dumaguete has been nothing short of amazing, I’ve learnt many things during my stay...
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Playtimes Magazine’s Holidays for Humanity

ICM was recently mentioned in an article in Playtimes Magazine’s January 2013 Issue, proposing readers to consider spending their next family holiday helping others.  Our very own Tess Lyons, from the ICM HK Office, shares her own story about how she and her family got involved with ICM after attending the ICM HK Banquet, “I knew...
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