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 8th batch of trainees from Goducate Training Center (GTC) in Iloilo, Philippines, has completed their training in community development work. At the commencement exercise held on June 17, the 18 trainees were joined by their parents and friends, who came from different parts of the Philippines. At this event 4 of the trainees also received their National Certificate II issued by the Philippines Government’s Technical Education and Skills Development… Continue reading
The Goducate scholars took part the Brigada Eskwela (Schools Brigade) program in Laguna this year. This program is an annual Philippines Department of Education program, whereby teachers and students as well as the community help to prepare the school for the coming school year, which starts in August. The week-long program is intended to make the school surroundings as well as the classrooms clean and tidy.
Thus on May… Continue reading
Since January this year, Goducate has partnering a private manpower service in Laguna whose aim is very much in line with ours of helping the needy help themselves. This service runs campaigns in villages on the outskirts of Laguna to help out-of-school youth find jobs. We have thus been channelling to this service those attending our Alternative Learning System (ALS) programme, as well as those in our other community programmes… Continue reading