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.
“We make it fun”, that’s what we always say in Goducate, whether it be in our team-building or any other activity. And we like to rise to the challenge—in this case, of bringing a sports camp to a barangay (village) instead of bringing the campers to the Goducate Training Center.
Working hand in hand with the barangay officials, we held our first Barangay Sports Camp in Barangay Camando, Leon… Continue reading
The Happy Happy English program for foreign workers in Singapore is not only about teaching the workers English. As the name of the program implies, it is also about making the workers happy. So on May 1, Labour Day, Goducate arranged an outing for the foreign-worker students from 3 dormitories to have a morning of fun and games and lunch.
The event was held at the Chinese Garden, and… Continue reading
On April 14 Goducate sponsored a team-building activity for the Kadughan Support Group’s needy breast-cancer patients.
Formed by breast-cancer survivors in 2005, “Kadughan” is a support group of Bacolod Kadughan Foundation for Breast Care. The word kadughan originates from the word dughan (chest), and it means “With the same chest, sharing the same sentiments”. With more than hundred members, the group meets once a month to help needy women… Continue reading