Christmas 2017 Newsletter

Here is IDEA’s  Christmas 2017 Newsletter.

Leo: Garden Café’s Longest-Serving Employee

Selling fish with his mother and helping people carry their goods at the market was all Leo knew when he was young. Leonardo, or Leo as his family and friends called him, was born Deaf. He is the third child of 11. His father provided for the family by farming while his mother worked as a fish vendor to augment …

Boholini Pizza, Now Open

IDEA is producing an always-increasing number of deaf graduates, and job placement for them continues to be a great challenge for IDEA. Unfortunately, IDEA’s Employment and Income Generating Projects (EIGP) cannot accommodate all its graduates so we are always seeking other ways to help our graduates become self-supporting. IDEA’s founder, Dennis, has long dreamt of training deaf people to be …

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 …

Blown Away x 2

Here we are a year and a half later, blown away again by the generosity of CBM (Christian Blind Mission) who provided us a grant to rebuild each of the damaged classrooms for the elementary, high school classrooms and dormitory.

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.