When Goducate started its basketball program in Laguna earlier this year, Goducate staff were among the first batch of trainees. I was one of them and was privileged to be selected for training for the National Referees Accreditation and to officiate at the National Private Schools Athletics Association (PRISAA) league held in Cebu City.
The 3-day seminar that preceded the league and that provided me with the training for national accreditation as a basketball referee was especially wonderful for me because all the other participants were professional referees.
The league gave me a chance to meet many public officials. On top of that there were there were the perks of a hotel stay, allowances and a salary for the duration of the event.
However, most valuable of all was the tremendous amount that I learnt about from the training and from refereeing at the league and that I am now imparting to others in the Goducate basketball program.
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