Last week, two of our directors from Goducate HQ officially opened the boys’ workshop facility at the Goducate Children’s Home in Prey Nob, Cambodia. The ribbon cutting was followed by the planting of 3 mango trees outside the workshop.
The official opening was also attended by 9 other Singaporeans and all the children and staff at the Home. The construction of the boys’ workshop facility commenced two months ago with funds from a generous sponsor, and with the completion of its first phase, the older boys at the Home now have the opportunity to be taught useful skills such as automobile repair, electrical installation works, welding, carpentry, etc.
Training has already commenced with one trainer, Ronnie, seen above explaining the various uses of the tools procured for the workshop. Another trainer, Will, will be added to the staff strength at the Home some time in August to help train more boys.
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