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?
On Nov 6, 2015, when the Masaya National High School celebrated their 2nd assembly, Card Giving and Oath-taking ceremony for the officers of their Parents and Teachers Association, Goducate musicians were invited to play for the event. The school had known of the Goducate music program since 2011, when some of their students then were part of the program. But the school had a pleasant surprise when they found out… Continue reading
On Oct 26, Goducate Laguna, together with a partner group, held a medical mission at the Goducate Training Center in Laguna. The partner group provided the medical team of 5 doctors, 2 nurses, and 8 medical assistants. Goducate Laguna staff, Goducate scholars, and members of the Provincial Police Department helped the medical team serve the 206 people who turned up for medical help.
Goducate scholars are college students from… Continue reading
Speaking fluent English is a necessary communication tool and an important skill needed in most countries, and also in the Philippines. Hence Goducate is offering an English Corner program to Leonora Salapantan National High School in San Miguel, Iloilo, the area where the Goducate Training Center is situated.
The program consists of “creative, stress-free, and laugh-off-your-mistakes” sessions of conversational English for grade 7 students. It kicked off in late… Continue reading