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.
March is graduation month for high-school students in the Philippines. Many schools hold “Recollection”events for their graduating class. These events are geared towards students’ character development. They allow the students to recall the wonderful memories and meaningful lessons of high-school life and to prepare them for the future.
Dalid National High School is in Alimodian, a third-class municipality in Iloilo province. The school’s principal, Ms Ma. Riza Lasquita, and… Continue reading
One of the municipalities that Goducate’s Community Development Workers for Barangays (CFB) project covers is Alimodian, in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. Alimodian is divided into 51 barangays (villages). Getting to some of these barangays is quite challenging. For example, to get to those furthermost ones takes an hour’s bumpy ride from the town proper, crossing mountains and rivers. This area covers 7 barangays with a population of 4500. Goducate… Continue reading
Muhammid Ali Tilde is one of about 40 students in Laguna, Philippines, who are “Goducate scholars”—ie, they receive bursaries from a Goducate sponsor to enable them to further their education. Muhammid Ali, who will turn 21 in a couple of months, is the middle of 5 children of a couple who have been trying to make a living through various small business ventures.
In June 2012, Muhammid Ali entered… Continue reading