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.
In helping others help themselves, Goducate trains families, and companies, schools, and other organizations in leadership and team-building within their own context. Some of the training is done at the Goducate Training Center, but Goducate also has a mobile team that goes out to do the training. Goducate is in its second year of helping Iloilo Private Schools Educators Association (IPSEA) to train their student leaders.
IPSEA is an… Continue reading
In March this year, 7 out of 41 Goducate scholars in the 2014-15 batch graduated from various universities in the Philippines. This Goducate Scholarship Program in Laguna, sponsored by a Goducate supporter, pays for the tuition fees of students from very low income families who are in the Goducate music program. In return the scholar helps in the music program as well as in Goducate community programs.
One of… Continue reading
There is a girls’ workshop at the Goducate Children’s Home where the girls are taught skills such as baking and sewing. However, it is one of the boys who first showed an interest in making bread. The girls find making dough by hand to be heavy going.
Lois has been encouraged to pursue his interest. He has been learning to make cinnamon rolls. He is also able to make… Continue reading