DEPED Representatives Attending The Forum

IDEA-DEPED Forum

IDEA continues to strengthen its partnership with other organizations and agencies in order to serve more deaf children. This time, IDEA goes national with its invitation to the Department of Education Central Office to come visit its programs and services in Bohol. Five representatives from DEPED Central office representing the different bureaus (Bureau of Learning Resources, Bureau of Learning Delivery, …

Christmas 2017 Newsletter

Here is IDEA’s  Christmas 2017 Newsletter.

Cheer Dance Blue Team

BDA Intramural Games 2017

It had been a tense few weeks, and the pressure was building at Bohol Deaf Academy (BDA) as students pushed through challenging projects and exams. One sunny day on September 26, 2017, the atmosphere suddenly changed from one of intense pressure to excitement. Maricel leapt into the sunshine with eager eyes and a wide grin. As a freshman student, Maricel …

BDA Culminates Buwan ng Wika

Joross and Glenda have been very excited for August to come. Both of them spent their weekends searching for the best traditional Filipino attire to wear for their school culmination activity during the National Language Month celebration. Joross and Glenda are both in the 7th grade and this was their first opportunity to participate in such a celebration with other …

Changing the Fate of a Deaf “House help”

An IDEA documentary, named “Amang,” follows the story of a nine-year-old Deaf named Aires. Like so many Deaf children growing up in the Philippines, she did not attend school. Instead, she stayed home to do chores like washing clothes and taking care of her younger siblings. Education for a Deaf child was simply out of reach for her family. Aires’ …

Hard Work Pays Off

  The students were beaming with self-fulfillment as they received their graduation diplomas and achievement awards. Their parents couldn’t keep their eyes dry as they recalled the countless sacrifices that gave the moment special meaning. Their teachers’ faces lit up to see their students achieving a great milestone in their lives. The Commencement, or Moving Up Ceremony, for Bohol Deaf …