Mr T Sihombing will join Goducate to lead its Indonesia expansion.
Goducate has always wanted to expand its work in Indonesia. Indonesia, an archipelago of 17,000 islands that stretches from the Indian Ocean on the west to the northern shores of Australia on its east, is the fourth most populous country in the world. After decades of underachieving development it has in the past few years grown at such an impressive rate that it is now considered one of the world’s “emerging economies.”
Goducate started its Indonesia work in the little island of Batam, an hour’s ferry ride south of Singapore, by offering English and computer classes to poorer children and workers. However, Goducate failed to expand its work due to the lack of indigenous leadership. Even the little island of Batam has a complicated cultural situation of many different tribes from all over Indonesia. The failure to understand this resulted in several poor administrative decisions.
Mr T Sihombing, an Indonesian who has been trained in UK and Malaysia and who has worked in a charity organization for the past 5 years, will join Goducate shortly to lead its expansion in Indonesia. His work in the charity organization involved recruiting workers from all over Indonesia.
Goducate aims to help thousands of needy Indonesians help themselves.
Earlier this month, Goducate Children’s Home, Cambodia, welcomed 5 new children into the “family”. These children, Nat, Lynn, Kanya, Mon and Nia, come from Battambang, a 12-hour drive away from the Home. They come from very poor homes and have received little education. They came to the Home in hope of a better education and a better life in the future.
The new children were taken for medical check-ups… Continue reading
Since Goducate aims to help needy Asians help themselves, Bangladesh is a country that has attracted its attention.
Recently, Bangladesh was in the news because of a horrific factory collapse that killed over 1100 garment workers. I was in the country when that accident took place.
Bangladesh is the most densely populated large country. It has about 160 million people (half of US population) squeezed into a land… Continue reading
Goducate Training Center (GTC), in Iloilo, Philippines, held its first Recruitment Conference on May 6-8.
Invitations had been sent to new university graduates, to working people, and to those who had expressed interest in being trained as community development workers (CDWs). Over 300 people from all over the Philippines attended the conference.
The topics covered included the history of Goducate, its philosophies, its CDW training program, and the… Continue reading