What’s Happening Now


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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


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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


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, […]

Boholini Pizza, Now Open


Christmas is a time to be merry. It’s a time when families and friends host parties to celebrate the season. This year, the IDEA family also gathered to celebrate all the people who keep our organization flourishing. The IDEA family kicked off the holiday season with a Christmas Party on […]

Christmas at IDEA


Christmas is in the air! When December came around, our deaf students began writing their Christmas wish lists with great expectation. Just like most children, the fun of Christmas is gifts. They have good reason for their excitement because IDEA makes sure their students receive a Christmas present each year. […]

IDEA Christmas Shopping




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Nathaniel was walking on the roadside with a full backpack and tears in his eyes. He left the dorm on his own. He had walked about 3 kilometers when a man on a motorcycle stopped to talk to him. Not knowing the man, Nathaniel just stared at him as tears […]

Nathaniel’s Sweet Success


For a small city like Tagbilaran, the steady increase of the number of vehicles running around the city has made the traffic congestion far worse. Also, the practice of illegal parking on the narrow roads and leaving vehicles unattended along the roadsides has worsened the traffic and is increasingly dangerous […]

IDEA Donates Clamps to the City Government


“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 […]

A Life Changed