The first batch of Goducate community development workers to be trained at the Goducate Language Center in Batam has completed 6 months’ training in Bahasa Indonesia, the Indonesian language. To help the 8 trainees pick up conversational rather than formal Indonesian, part of their language training took the form … … Read More
In Bandung, Indonesia, strawberry production mostly involves soil agriculture. One limitation with this production scheme is the long gestation period (generally 8 months) from planting of runners until harvesting of the initial fruits. With hydroponics, however, harvesting is possible 4 months after transferring the tissue-cultured plantlets into the hydropots … … Read More
Classroom learning alone is insufficient for learning a language effectively. A person who depends on classroom learning only tends to speak very formally. To pick up the conversational form there is nothing like practicing with the locals.
A batch of Goducate community development workers who were trained at the … … Read More
Batam is just an hour’s ferry ride from Singapore. From many parts of Batam, the sky-line of Singapore’s Central Business District can be seen quite clearly on a clear day.
Almost a million people live in Batam—the vast majority from other parts of Indonesia who come to look for … … Read More
Last week, a 6-men team from Goducate visited the capital of Nusa Tenggara Timor (NTT) to do a survey trip. The team included Goducate’s Indonesian Coordinator (Thomos), our Agricultural Consultant (Ric Patricio), and 3 other Filipinos who are considering serving in Goducate Indonesia.
NTT is in Eastern Indonesia and … … Read More
In July, Goducate started a kindergarten in Batam for a nearby community. The kindergarten, called Sekolah TK Lentera Anak Bangsa (Light of the Children of the Nation Kindergarten School), was formally opened on Saturday by Goducate founder Paul Choo and the village head. Most of the day’s program, however, … … Read More
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 … … Read More
For the past 3 months I’ve been in and out of Indonesia visiting educational institutions in different parts of Indonesia (Java, Sumatra ,and Batam).
Indonesia is one of the emerging economies of the world and there is a new sense of excitement and hope among Indonesians across the different … … Read More