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?
Goducate desires to produce enough community leaders who can impact communities with holistic and sustainable development. To meet such a desire, it trains and teaches faithful community leaders who have the heart to help their fellow villagers.
The staff of Goducate Training Center started its series of training for the Health Information Drive for four committed mothers of Barangay Sto. Angel, San Miguel, Iloilo, on June 12. The training… Continue reading
Rizaldo Mendoza joined Goducate’s livelihood program in May 2013, working at the Goducate Livelihood Center in Bay, Laguna, as a tailor. When the livelihood center had to close in April this year to save on rent, Mr Mendoza decided to rent a place for his tailoring business in the neighboring town of Los Banos at PhP 2500 a month. He started business there with 3 of the high-speed sewing machines… Continue reading
The Goducate Training Center (GTC) in Iloilo, Philippines, is host to many visitors who drop in on day trips or for longer stays, or who attend the various community events and training sessions. To serve these people and our trainees and staff as well should accidents occur, an emergency-response team was set up 2 years ago, in July 2013. The team was made up of 10 regular laborers and 8… Continue reading