Last week Goducate Training Center (GTC) held its twice-yearly Leadership Training for young people interested in learning to serve their communities.
80 young people from the Visayas (the “central” part of the Philippine islands) attended the sessions on topics such as “The Leader and the World”, “The Mission of the Leader”, and “The Leader under conflict.” The most interesting and beneficial part of their training is their daily practical sessions serving in the communities around Goducate Training Center. This gives them a real taste of the joys and struggles of community service.
It is our hope that after these 5 days of training, all the participants will be able to serve their communities more effectively, and that some of them will be led to consider being full-time community development workers (CDWs) and enroll for the full-time 6-month CDW course at the Goducate Training Center.
We need to train more CDWs to help Asians help themselves.
One of the programs that Goducate offers in the Philippiines to out-of-school youth and others who have been unable to finish their schooling is training in the Philippines Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System (ALS). Those who pass the ALS examination at the secondary level are eligible to apply for entrance to institutions of tertiary education. Some members of Goducate staff in Laguna are accredited ALS instructional managers (teachers)… Continue reading
On Sept 6, 2016, a staff member of Goducate in Laguna province of the Philippines taught hydroponics to the staff and to 105 students of Puypuy Elementary School. Pupuy is a district in the municipality of Bay in Laguna. The students were attending Grades 5 and 6.
The aim is to encourage the community to backyard farming, so that they instead of having to buy vegetables, they can just… Continue reading
Goducate in Indonesia held a Summit on July 29-31 on Samosir Island to celebrate its 5th anniversary. Samosir is an island (almost the size of Singapore) in Lake Toba (South-east Asia’s largest lake), Sumatra, Indonesia. Almost 60 of the team (Indonesians, Filipinos, and Singaporeans) attended the Summit. Since the team is based in four different cities (Batam, Bandung, Pekanbaru, Medan), this was an opportunity for them to get to know… Continue reading