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Paul Choo: The Visionary–article from Iloilo Metropolitan Times 2013

Goducate Paul ChooDr. Paul Yew Hua Choo is the founder and chairman of Goducate Limited, a Singapore-based not-for-profit organization with projects  in nine  Asian countries that include China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Mynmar, India, Indonesia,  Laos, Philippines, and Vietnam.  Goducate is coined from two words, “ Go and Educate”.  Its avowed purpose is to help  needy Asians help themselves.

Born in Singapore on 29 July 1947, Dr. Choo obtained his elementary and secondary education from the Anglo-Chinese School.  He graduated from the Medical Faculty, University of Singapore (renamed National University of Singapore) and qualified as a medical doctor in 1971.  He was conferred with honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Bob Jones University, South Carolina, USA in 1998.

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Goducate Training Center sets example by helping itself

All purpose gymnasium

Goducate believes in helping needy Asians help themselves. Therefore, it believes in starting projects that are eventually self-sustaining. The exception to this is when Goducate helps out in emergency situations (eg, earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, floods).

Therefore, Goducate Training Center, where future Goducate workers are trained, must set the example … … Read More

Goducate Training Center’s “soft launch”

Entrance to Multi-purpose Hall which has main hall, dining hall, offices and training rooms.

On April 9, 2011 we held a “soft launch” for Goducate Training Center in Iloilo, Philippines.

About 200 Goducate supporters and friends (including a dozen from Singapore and Australia) joined us for this occasion to celebrate the completion of Phase 1A of GTC’s development. We had had our ground-breaking … … Read More

Goducate Training Center’s fish pond

A visitor with his tilapia (this size of this fish is made much larger because it is held near the camera!)

On our recent trip to Goducate Training Center in Iloilo, Philippines we had the opportunity to catch the tilapia in our impounding lake.

The primary purpose of the impounding lake is to provide a source ofwater for our rice fields. Though there are 5 fresh-water springs on site, high-yielding … … Read More

The “Software” @ Goducate Training Center in Iloilo, Philippines.

Having met and worked with many teams in various corporate companies or organisations from different countries, diverse backgrounds, multi-racial, cross-cultures over the last 25 years, I must admit that the team of key personnel/volunteers at the Goducate Training Center in Iloilo, Philippines is very different!

May be different … … Read More

Goducate Training Center takes shape

The Goducate Training Center in Iloilo, Philippines, is taking shape nicely. In just three months of development, 11 hectares (about 25 soccer fields) of forest is being converted to an agricultural and livelihood training center for hundreds of Goducate community workers.

We hope to complete Phase 1A of the … … Read More

Philippines media covers Goducate Training Cente, Iloilo, Philippines

Philippines TV Station ABS-CBN interviewed Governor Arthur Defensor of Iloilo during his recent visit to Goducate Training Center last week.

ABS-CBN interviews Gov. Defensor

Paul Choo, Founder of Goducate, was also interviewed. The telecast of these interviews were televised on that same afternooon (Sept 10) on ABS-CBN local … … Read More

Governor of Iloilo visits Goducate Training Center

On September 10 the Governor of Iloilo Province, Philippines, visited the Goducate Training Center – the place where Goducate community workers for poor rural communities will be trained. More » Governor of Iloilo visits Goducate Training Center