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, …

Sign Language Class for the Local Government in Jagna

Visiting a local government office is often challenging for the Deaf. Some Deaf are courageous enough to overcome the communication barrier with basic gestures while many decide to avoid the difficulties of public communication altogether. The unfortunate reality is that the communication gap isolates many Deaf from the public. As advocates for our Deaf brothers and sisters, IDEA knows that …

Loon Parents

Parents Sign Language Class

Claudio thought that all he needed to communicate with his Deaf son were basic gestures and body language. When his son enrolled in school and learned sign language, Claudio soon realized how much he was missing. Claudio’s son, Dayjhay, actually had a lot to say, and Claudio could now see how limited their communication really was. Even though Dayjhay can …

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 …

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 …

Talibon Dorm Renovated

IDEA always makes our deaf students the top priority. As we are providing them all around care, we also see to their security at the dorm while they are in school. In Talibon, the dorm ran out of room since the number of students there continues to increase. Therefore, IDEA made the necessary improvements to the dorm to accommodate them. …