Goducate aims to help Asians help themselves because Goducate believes
that its projects must be sustainable ones.
To ensure that this philosophy is entrenched in our culture our main training center, the Goducate Training Center in Iloilo, Philippines (where almost all Goducate’s future workers are trained) is designed to “help itself” and to be self-sustainable.
Besides the usual classrooms, dormitories and “laboratories” of a usual educational institution, GTC is designed with recreational and food and beverage (F&B) facilities to cater to visitors, especially educational tour groups from schools, universities, governmental
bodies and business corporations.
GTC has been designated as a tourism-site by the Municipality of San Miguel. Its cutting-edge agricultural projects and plots showcase modern Asian agriculture. Its agricultural faculty and students lead the edu-groups on interesting and informative tours that teach about modern, scientific, sustainable farming for the future.
After these edu-tours, visitors are invited to enjoy GTC’s recreational facilities and F&B outlets. The revenue raised from the water-park, dipping pool, zip-lines, rock-climbing, horse-riding, fishing and restaurant is used to upgrade and maintain GTC and to provide scholarships for its trainees.
Besides this source of revenue from edu-tours, GTC trainees also work
on their agricultural plots. What they grow not only provides food for themselves, but more importantly teaches them the skills of modern sustainable agriculture—skills that they will share when they go into poor communities to help needy Asians help themselves.
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