The Goducate Training Center in San Miguel, Iloilo, Philippines, is fast taking shape.
The 11.2 hectare site has been transformed in the last 7 months from a forested area into a training center with agricultural fields (hybrid rice, vegetables, fruit trees), aquaculture pond (with over 3000 fish), large multipurpose hall (for training and accommodation), a camp-site (for accommodation) and recreational facilities (zip lines, horse trails, swimming/dipping pool, restaurant).
We hope to be able to take in our first batch of Goducate trainees in April. They will be trained to help poor communities of Asians help themselves. A large part of their training will be in agriculture and aquaculture so that they can help poor communities produce more food in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.
The trainees will support themselves during their 6-9 month training period by producing their own food – and in the process learn transferable agricultural and aqua-cultural skills.
They will also help to run the recreational and learning activities on the site to generate funds from corporations, educational institutions and other organizations. Presently, there is a strong demand for such activities (team-building, bonding, leadership) from such organizations in Iloilo. The funds generated from these activities will help Goducate Training Center to be self-sustaining in the near future.
This is in line with Goducate’s philosophy of helping others help themselves.
If we can’t help ourselves to be self-sustianing, then how can we help others do so?
In partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, the Goducate Training Center (GTC) in San Miguel, Iloilo, is in its second year of helping others through blood donation. With the theme “Dugo Mo, Ibulig Mo” (Help others through your blood), a blood-donation day was held on June 15 in GTC’s multipurpose hall. An event of this kind kindles compassion in donors for others, and strengthens the spirit of volunteerism among those… Continue reading
At Goducate Indonesia’s first E-Talk camp, teenagers could be heard yelling their hearts out in defense of their teams, thus bringing some warmth to the cold atmosphere in the mountain town of Berastagi, some 70km away from Medan. E-Talk is a Goducate program that teaches oral English through healthy competition and entertainment. The camp was organized for Compassion International, a child-sponsorhip organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living… Continue reading
Last month, in partnership with PT Unimax Power and Frontier Consulting Group, Goducate held the First Indonesia National Public Seminar on Moringa at Menara Peninsula Hotel in Jakarta.
Moringa has been the main commodity that Goducate is popularizing in Indonesia to combat malnutrition of village folk, especially the children. To encourage the planting of Moringa, during the past 3 years the Goducate agriculture team has taught many needy Indonesians… Continue reading