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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On March 13 the Goducate Literacy Centers in Laguna, the Philippines, held their 4th “graduation” day for the 49 students who completed a year’s attendance at a center.
The program was held at the Goducate Training Center in Laguna, and was planned to build up relations with the parents and the community as well as to acknowledge the accomplishments of the students and the children, and the contributions of the teachers and the volunteer mothers.
The program ended with an inspirational message given by Mrs Linda Cristiian, one of the volunteer mothers. Her message was about the importance of education. A special point she made was that poverty need not be a hindrance to obtaining an education.
“Graduation” march with parents.
“I want to be a nurse”
Students doing a special number
About 15 kilometers away from the Goducate Training Center (GTC) in San Miguel, Iloilo, is a place called “seven cities”, a monicker for seven villages in the highlands of Alimodian, Iloilo. The area used to be a hotbed of insurgency, but thanks to farmers like Antonio, who has a … … Read More
Last Saturday some 50 food connoisseurs spent the afternoon enjoying a BBQ Cookout and supporting Goducate at the same time. The fundraiser was organized by foodblogger Dr Leslie Tay of ieatishootipost.sg, who has supported Goducate by holding such events for us several times in the past. Special thanks go … … Read More