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.
On Nov 6, 2015, when the Masaya National High School celebrated their 2nd assembly, Card Giving and Oath-taking ceremony for the officers of their Parents and Teachers Association, Goducate musicians were invited to play for the event. The school had known of the Goducate music program since 2011, when some of their students then were part of the program. But the school had a pleasant surprise when they found out… Continue reading
On Oct 26, Goducate Laguna, together with a partner group, held a medical mission at the Goducate Training Center in Laguna. The partner group provided the medical team of 5 doctors, 2 nurses, and 8 medical assistants. Goducate Laguna staff, Goducate scholars, and members of the Provincial Police Department helped the medical team serve the 206 people who turned up for medical help.
Goducate scholars are college students from… Continue reading
Speaking fluent English is a necessary communication tool and an important skill needed in most countries, and also in the Philippines. Hence Goducate is offering an English Corner program to Leonora Salapantan National High School in San Miguel, Iloilo, the area where the Goducate Training Center is situated.
The program consists of “creative, stress-free, and laugh-off-your-mistakes” sessions of conversational English for grade 7 students. It kicked off in late… Continue reading