A Life Changed

“Really? Send my deaf child to school? What’s next after schooling? Could she get a job?” Parents often ask questions like these when our teachers and staff visit the homes of deaf children to recruit them to school. Convincing a family to send their child to school has never been easy.  Most parents are doubtful and unaware of their deaf …

IDEA Deaf Jobs

IDEA has been providing avenues of employment for the Deaf in Bohol for three decades now through IDEA initiated Employment and Income Generating Projects (EIGPs). These employment opportunities include the Garden Café, Dao Diamond Hotel and Restaurant, IDEA Café and Pension House, Fly Tying Industry, and Hammer and Nails Livelihood Center, Inc. These facilities not only provide employment for the deaf but they …

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Dennis with Hammer & Nails Construction Crew

IDEA Shop on Progress

One of IDEA’s Employment and Income Generating Projects (EIGPs) is the construction shop, now officially named Hammer and Nails Livelihood Center, Inc. (HNLC). The majority of its employees were once our deaf-student beneficiaries. Now, the number of our deaf graduates is undeniably increasing and it comes with IDEA’s increasing need to find employment for the skilled Deaf. IDEA is seeking …

Happy Smiles!

So many of our students would never have the opportunity to receive this quality of dental care. Through the generosity of these dentists and the sponsors who so graciously pay for them to be at IDEA’s schools, they are able to receive not just an education, but care for their physical needs as well.

“So The Whole World Will Hear”

     Starkey Hearing Foundation and IDEA Philippines Team Up  To Provide Hearing Aids to Bohol December six and seven were a whirlwind couple of days at IDEA’s Dao Diamond Hotel in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.   The six member Starkey Hearing Foundation audiology team from the States plus nine audiology student volunteers from the University of Santo Tomas flew into Tagbilaran, …