What’s Happening in 2017


Cheer Dance Blue Team
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 […]

BDA Intramural Games 2017


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 […]

BDA Culminates Buwan ng Wika



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 […]

Changing the Fate of a Deaf “House help”




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  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 […]

Hard Work Pays Off



Have you ever wondered how a Deaf child sings praises to God? How do they hear and understand God’s words? How do they share their faith? Many of the Deaf students at IDEA have attended church with their families and have a basic church upbringing. Unfortunately, most churches lack deaf […]

Feeding Faith



IDEA LOGO PHILS
Come and hear the great story of IDEA with founders Dennis and Marilou Drake on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center, Billings, Montana.   Ticket cost $50 and available online at www.ideadeaf.org.    You can also mail a check to IDEA, PO Box 20715, Billings MT […]

Annual IDEA Banquet


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 […]

Leo: Garden Café’s Longest-Serving Employee