He calls himself a catalyst…for dreams. He has had more than thirty years experience helping people…first as a medical doctor and then as a full time Church volunteer. His latest project is called Goducate. It provides the seed capital and training for rural livelihood projects overseas. Dr Paul Choo is Devika Misra’s guest on 6th September 2010 on Passion People at 938 Live.
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Helping Needy Asians Help Themselves
Goducate is a non profit organization. The name itself comes from 2 words – “Go” and “Educate”.
“Go” means to proceed, to advance. It denotes a movement, passing from one place to another. It signifies progress being made.
“Educate” means to teach, to train, to groom, to refine. It describes a process to stimulate or develop the mental or moral growth of a person. It speaks of empowerment.
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In partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, the Goducate Training Center (GTC) in San Miguel, Iloilo, is in its second year of helping others through blood donation. With the theme “Dugo Mo, Ibulig Mo” (Help others through your blood), a blood-donation day was held on June 15 in GTC’s multipurpose hall. An event of this kind kindles compassion in donors for others, and strengthens the spirit of volunteerism among those in the Goducate team and their allies.
Out of 29 interested donors from Goducate trainees, staff, and workers, and from the communities surrounding GTC area, 19 were deemed suitable donors
What made this year’s blood-donation day remarkable was that the donors came not only from the Philippines but also from the United States, China, and Malaysia. It so happened that the American trainers at the Goducate Learning Center in China had accompanied their Chinese trainees to GTC to finish off their training to be community development workers. The Malaysian is a GTC trainee. This combination of donors led the organizers of this event to label it “GTC Bloodletting Activity Version 2.0- The International Version”.
*Our guest writer is Joanna De Leon
Trainee from China undergoing blood test before blood donation
American trainer in China donating blood
At Goducate Indonesia’s first E-Talk camp, teenagers could be heard yelling their hearts out in defense of their teams, thus bringing some warmth to the cold atmosphere in the mountain town of Berastagi, some 70km away from Medan. E-Talk is a Goducate program that teaches oral English through healthy … … Read More
Last month, in partnership with PT Unimax Power and Frontier Consulting Group, Goducate held the First Indonesia National Public Seminar on Moringa at Menara Peninsula Hotel in Jakarta.
Moringa has been the main commodity that Goducate is popularizing in Indonesia to combat malnutrition of village folk, especially the children. … … Read More