WHO WE ARE:
A Non- Government Organization founded on 1978 in Guatemala City. In 1976 a devastating earthquake hit Guatemala City. Elder Robert Fokenberg an Adventist Union President in that area requested the American couple Kenneth and Alcyon Fleck to start a Children’s Village to care for the orphans.
Today International Children’s Care has 18 Children’s Villages in different location around the world and after 36 years of selfless service to the less fortunate children’s, now ICC served about 2,700 kids in all Children’s Villages. About half of them were already teachers, pastors, accountant and nurses making a difference in their community.
In 1999 American professor of International Institute of Advance Studies in Silang Cavite Mr David Striefling together with the Filipino partners Atty. Harlin Abayon, Mr Leomer Batulayan, Mrs Miriam Andres, Dra Belen Rajagukguk and Mrs JovitaMorillo organized the ICC Philippines Foundation Inc and it was registered in Securities and Exchange Commission.
“To care for orphans as do they were you”
To assist orphaned and abandoned children to have a meaning and fulfilling lives.
- To protect and ensure the children’s safety.
- To provide the child’s basic needs and a family to call his/her own.
- To connect each child with a caring sponsor who wants to established relationship with a child.
- To provide quality education and vocational training for the child to the extent of his/her potential and desire.
- To provide the child with care that will result to the child’s happiness and security in his/her formative years.
- To prepare a child for a secure, fulfilling and productive future while preserving his natural culture and heritage.
- To develop a Children’s Country Home Village, at any locality where needed, for the care of orphaned and abandoned children who through devotion and love, be self-sufficient, responsible community members.
In 2000, the first Adventist Residential care facility was established in Silang, Cavite in the name of ICC Philippine Foundation Inc. Later on the facility was transferred in Floriadablanca Pampanga in 2003 through the assistance of the North Philippine Union Conference and Central Luzon Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and it was called ICCP Shining Jewels Children’s Village.