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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Earlier this year, Goducate launched GMorE (Goducate Moringa Explosion) initiatives to train and assist needy Indonesians in the production, processing, and utilization of Moringa oleifera, a plant with many nutrients. One plan is to partner with farming and business entities in different towns to produce Moringa in land areas of two to five hectares. Goducate’s part is to provide technical assistance and to train the local community.
About a week ago the processing of Moringa by a local partner started in Bandung. Apart from Moringa powder, the other processed products include Moringa coffee, Moringa tea, Moringa leaf extract, and probiotics for foliar spray. This center has a unique set up in that the Moringa trees are intercropped with strawberry and peanuts as cash crop.
To encourage people to use processed Moringa products, we conducted a 3-hour hands-on training on Moringa processing. The highlight of the session was a demonstration on cooking of native chicken with Moringa leaves, ginger, lemon grass, and young chili leaves.
After learning about the nutritional and health benefits of Moringa powder, many of the participants also purchased the Moringa capsules produced by our local partner.
Moringa with strawberry intercrop
(L) explaining about Moringa to (R) participants
True to its cause of helping needy Asians help themselves, Goducate Training Center which is based in Panay came up with another project that aims to aid needy families by providing them with a livelihood project.
The hog raising project is one of the livelihood projects of Goducate Training … … Read More
Living in northeast United States I have experienced my fair share of storms, or so I thought. We had planned our trip to Goducate Laguna several weeks earlier, so by the time we got word of Typhoon Rammasun (known locally as Typhoon Glenda), we were already committed.
Our flight … … Read More