Quiet Road to Success

Jimmy and Rezel with Jimmy Junior If ever there was a story that could remind us of why IDEA exists, it would be that of Jimmy & Rezel. Today they are a happy, loving couple with a handsome baby boy. They are employed, financially independent, educated, confident in their decisions, and decided on their ambitions. It hasn’t always been like …

Peanut Butter and Business

Celine, Bohol Deaf Academy’s entrepreneur teacher, recently helped the students come up with a truly home made product.  With absolutely no machinery, the kids turn out a creamy style peanut butter that beats the store bought kind.  Now the students are in the process of learning how to market this new product.  The student can use this new skill to …

Waiting for his Turn…

By: Francis and Laura Mallorca IDEA: Southern Leyte, Philiippines Seven year old Peljune lives with his aging parents and sister in the mountains above Maasin City, Southern Leyte and the city’s SpEd center.  IDEA’s transportation allowance is enough for the boy’s fare to and from class, but the extremely rough road makes the trip twice daily nearly impossible.  Even if …

10th Anniversary at Tiptip Deaf Church

Deaf Church at Tiptip, Tagbilaran City Missionaries Johnny and Veronica Dunnington arrived in Bohol in 1990 and after 10 years of work, opened the doors to the Tiptip Deaf Church in 2000.  Just one year later they were called back to the States and IDEA inherited the property and responsibility for its operation.  IDEA was happy to be able to …

Academics

Olive Jane and Stephen are very proud of their “Rube Golberg Machine” they developed in physics class.

About BDA | Bohol Deaf Academy

It is a special place; a city on a hill with roads stretching and connecting people to education and opportunities. It boasts a deaf student body that is self-confident, talented and hopeful for the future. Many of these kids have been through some terribly difficult trials in their lives, experiences that most of us will hopefully never have to endure; …

Deaf Labor Force

IDEA Philippines is able to employ more than 100 deaf men and women in its various EIGPs (Employment / Income Generating Projects), schools, and office.

Silent Sunday in Bohol

Silent Sunday in Bohol Tagbilaran City, Bohol has a pretty large Deaf community.  By far, the majority of these deaf attend the Catholic Church as do about 90 % of all Filipinos outside of Southern and Central Mindanao.  The other 10% of the population attend various Protestant churches.  The Tiptip Deaf Church in Tagbilaran represents only a handful of Independent …