Tag: youth

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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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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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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Abandoned Girls Blossom into Young Women as they Start College

Judilyn Yangco and Susan Entong grew up in some of the most challenging and heartbreaking circumstances conceivable. Judilyn, abandoned by her parents, was the breadwinner for her three siblings at the age of nine and almost died from TB. Susan’s father, drunk one night, threw a kerosene lamp which burned Susan’s face, arms and neck...
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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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Short Steps Premiere in Hong Kong – A Big Thank You!

 A huge thank you to everyone who came to the Short Steps Premiere on Friday! We had a great night, with people who have been involved with the choir from the beginning, to people who had never heard about the choir or ICM before. At the start of the show I had the chance to...
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Kids Camp 2012

   “I traveled from an earthquake affected area in Ayungon,” said Christy. “It took 4 hours to arrive here.”  Christy was one of 134 kids who attended Kids Camp 2012 which was offered to kids from the communities that were severely affected by the two major natural disasters that hit Dumaguete this year.  A few...
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2,822 Fuller Tummies, Thanks to You!

Children from 2,822 poor families in the Philippines are going to bed will fuller tummies!  That’s how many ICM program participants recently graduated from the 16-week Transform program, where they learned organic farming skills, better health practices and the power of positive values.  4,454 family and community gardens were started, and Php166,783 extra income was...
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Christmas Celebrations

Three ICM staff members, Annie Tapuz and Laila Natapol from the Bacolod office, and Heather Elliott, from ICM’s HK office, got into the spirit of celebration this Christmas by hosting several celebrations for different groups in Bacolod City.  In the Philippines, celebrations are an important part of the culture, creating unity and a sense of...
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