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.
Listen to Dr Paul Choo on 938 Live radio podcast (9 min 23 sec) Podcast
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 August 2013, Goducate partnered with Project Luke Foundation to offer some medical help to people around the Goducate center in Laguna, Philippines. This partnership with Project Luke Foundation was firmed up last November, Goducate signed a partnership with the Foundation and with Interchemex, a pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, to serve the community through helping them with their health needs.
Within weeks of signing the partnership, a session was conducted at the Goducate Training Center Laguna on December 22, 2014. It catered to those who had been affected by Typhoon Glenda (in July) as well as some people from other villages. More than 350 people attended the clinic. The volunteers at the event included local health workers, staff from the Philippines National Police Force in our municipality, as well as the students receiving bursaries from Goducate.
Then on January 3 this year, we conducted another session in the town of Calamba, about 45 minutes away from us. Again, members of the police force helped out. In this area there are about 100 informal family settlers. Most of the children and young people are not attending school.
Because so many of the children in the area are undernourished, and because of the poor state of health of the elderly, we shall be conducting monthly clinics there, as well as a feeding program for the children..
Site of clinic held in Calamba
Taking a medical history
Illiteracy in rural areas is one of the major concerns in the Philippines. Many Filipinos do not have a chance of going to school for their basic education, or they have to leave school early, because of poverty or lack of schools and teachers in their communities.
Goducate’s mission … … Read More
Goducate has started 2015 with an ambitious project. It aims to extend its helping hand to 400 new barangays (villages, districts, or wards) in Panay (an island in the Western Visayas group and on which the Goducate Training Center is situated) and Leyte (an Eastern Visayas island that was … … Read More