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.
Goducate’s goal is to Go & Educate so that we can help Asians help themselves.
One of the best ways of helping communities is by training their leaders.
To do this, Goducate started a forum called Asia Forum for Leaders” (AFL). The program is for training leaders from different spheres of influence —political, community, police, educational, religious, etc.
At the soft launch of the program in September… Continue reading
Goducate supports a team in Myanmar that conducts literacy activities for children and interested adults in 8 communities scattered around the fringe of Yangon. 3 of these communities were added in the past year and a half. Two of us from Goducate headquarters in Singapore visited the team in late February.
At each community the team teaches 60-80 children. The children gather as soon as soon as the team… Continue reading
Last month, 5 Goducate volunteers whom Goducate had helped to pass the Alternative Learning System (ALS) examinations went on to successfully complete their training in early childhood education.
The ALS is an educational system in the Philippines that enables those who did not finish their schooling to complete their basic education.
Goducate arranged for the 5 ALS certificate holders to attend the fast-track Early Childhood Education Preschool Specialization… Continue reading