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Passion People 938 Live

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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Listen to Dr Paul Choo on 938 Live radio podcast (9 min 23 sec)  Podcast

Go... & Educate!

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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Vermicomposting team in Laguna, Philippines, gets a boost

The Goducate team in Laguna has been cultivating vermicompost as a means of generating income to help cover some expenses — for example, the maintenance and registration of vehicles. About a year ago, we were delighted to get an order for about 100 sacks of the compost from Batangas, the province next to Laguna. However, since then there was no such large order. Yet we were not discouraged. We continued producing the compost for sale locally.

Loading sacks of vermicompost sold

Loading sacks of vermicompost sold

Early last month we began to market the vermicompost online, and were pleasantly surprised to get an inquiry from a farm owner in Batangas. This man visited us and was impressed by the quality of  product, saying that it is better than that of other vermifarms in Laguna and Batangas. He ordered 30 sacks.

We have also been trying out a new machine, a vermiseparator, for harvesting the compost. We borrowed this machine, and found that harvesting with this machine is faster than harvesting manually.

 

The vermiseparator machine

The vermiseparator machine

Goducate helps rehabilitate gangsters in Iloilo, Philippines

Project B.O.N.G. (Bringing Order to the Nemesis of Gangs) 2040 is a programme launched by the Iloilo City Police Office to address problems faced by youth gangs. The aim is to turn these gang members into good citizens.

Goducate has become a partner of Project B.O.N.G. Goducate addresses the … … Read More

Progress with Health Information Drive in Laguna

Goducate Laguna launched a Health Information Drive for the community in February this year. We are helping the community by increasing their awareness of the threats and complications of diabetes, and hypertension and the benefits of Malunggay (Moringa olifera). Apart from free lectures on the topic, we also do weekly follow-up visits … … Read More