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.
| Our Mission | Our Vision | Our Philosophy |
Goducate desires to produce enough community leaders who can impact communities with holistic and sustainable development. To meet such a desire, it trains and teaches faithful community leaders who have the heart to help their fellow villagers.
The staff of Goducate Training Center started its series of training for the Health Information Drive for four committed mothers of Barangay Sto. Angel, San Miguel, Iloilo, on June 12. The training takes place at the house of one of the group. The women are trained to give lectures on hypertension, diabetes, benefits of Moringa, and good hygiene practices for children.
They are also trained to take blood pressure and do glucose tests using urine strips.
They should soon be able to help Goducate staff in the next Health
*Our guest writer is Joanna De Leon, a community development worker
Practising lecture on diabetes
Watching demonstration on use of urine test kit
Rizaldo Mendoza joined Goducate’s livelihood program in May 2013, working at the Goducate Livelihood Center in Bay, Laguna, as a tailor. When the livelihood center had to close in April this year to save on rent, Mr Mendoza decided to rent a place for his tailoring business in the … … Read More
The Goducate Training Center (GTC) in Iloilo, Philippines, is host to many visitors who drop in on day trips or for longer stays, or who attend the various community events and training sessions. To serve these people and our trainees and staff as well should accidents occur, an emergency-response … … Read More