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 Training Center (GTC) has been encouraging its neighboring communities to plant and eat moringa, and as part of its health feeding program it has been distributing moringa powder to malnourished children. At first the powder was made only at GTC, but as our community work increased, we have taught the communities to make the powder themselves.
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The Goducate Children’s Home sits on a 6.5 hectare piece of land on high ground in the district of Prey Nob Cambodia. Many years ago when the land was first purchased, a deep well was drilled in the middle of the land which hit a spring. It has been giving clear, pure spring water ever since.
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On Feb 28, we reported that of the 19 candidates in the town of Bay, Laguna Province, who passed the examination held last November for the Alternative Learning System (ALS) examination at secondary level, 4 were Goducate students. These 4 were part of the 13 Goducate students who sat for that examination. Nationally, of the 221,598 candidates who took that examination, only 72,076 passed.
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