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.
For several years Goducate staff in Laguna have been trying to make a business out of producing vermicompost—compost produced by earthworms from manure—at the Goducate farm. It has been quite a struggle, until the last quarter of 2015, when they were able to sell the vermicompost at a good price and to get a regular customer.
The farm could produce 4.5 tons of the compost every 45 days. To… Continue reading
Goducate tries to impact a community positively and give sustainable help to the barangay (village) that it is serving. We have found that training community leaders to help their own barangays is very useful in giving lasting assistance to the community.
However, it is good training not only of the leaders, but also of other members of the community, that will contribute to lasting help. Goducate has been training… Continue reading
Ruth Bahandi from the Philippines is the new supervisor of the learning center at the Goducate Children’s Home in Cambodia. She is hard worker, often still in the learning center at 10 in the evening. Not only does she monitor the assignments but she has also motivated the children to achieve more daily and made the learning center a happy and efficient place of learning. She understands well the need… Continue reading