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.
The Goducate Children’s Home in Cambodia is fortunate to have large grounds that allow space for sports as well as for various livelihood projects. Under the leadership of the teacher who teaches Khmer language, the Home has started a football league. It is a good way of allowing the children from the Home and those from the neighboring communities get to know and have fun with each other, and for… Continue reading
The Goducate Training Center began training its 6th batch of students on Jan 19. Of the 14 students, 10 come from different parts of the Philippines, 3 from Indonesia, and 1 from East Malaysia. They will undergo the 5-month training on Community Development Work, except for the 3 Indonesians who came for only 2 months. Unlike previous batches, those in this batch range quite widely in age, yet they have… Continue reading
Mr Ortiz is a very persistent man. He is also a very generous man.
When Typhoon Habagat flooded the area around Laguna bay in Aug 2012, Goducate tried to rehabilitate some of the families by training the men in agricultural skills and helping them set up a community farm in Tagumpay. It turned out to be very productive (see blogs Apr 19, 2013, Feb 14, 2014, Feb 21, 2014… Continue reading