ICM is hosting the exciting "On Detention" for the third time to raise awareness of education needs of Filipino children in poverty, and to fund raise for scholarship to sponsor 7,000 of them to continue their elementary education. All of the scholars are graduates of ICM's Jumpstart Kindergartens.
Research by the Asian Development Bank indicates that a child in poverty who receives no education has a 53% chance of remaining in poverty as an adult. With an elementary education, this falls to 35%.
Sign up to be On Detention now, so more children gets to go to school!
International Care Ministries works with the poorest of the poor, people at or below subsistence poverty -- the level of poverty that threatens survival. Poverty in the Philippines is a vast and deep‐rooted problem that stands in sharp contrast to the
economic growth and increasing prosperity in much of the rest of Asia. Of the 94 million people living in the Philippines, over 25% live in "poverty," defined as living on less than US$ 0.75 a day. A staggering 10 million Filipinos are living in conditions of "subsistence," defined as less than US$ 0.54 a day.
ICM currently works from 6 bases across the southern Philippines. These areas have a combined population of 8.6 mm people, 1.4 mm of whom live in subsistence poverty. Over the past three years over 200,000 of these people have passed through our programs.
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