It’s the dry season in the Philippines in April and May, so it has been hard to keep the vegetable plots watered. Therefore those who have been taking part in our veg@table programme in Dayap are instead learning how to make liquid dishwashing soap from our livelihood trainer Jonatan.
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It takes only a spark to get a fire going. After seeing Nanay Anita’s vegetable plants in her frontyard starting to bear fruit, her neighbours want to turn their frontyards into vegetable patches too. One neighbour, Grace, a mother of 2, decided to pull out her flowering plants to … … Read More
The lady who was our pioneer in Goducate’s backyard/frontyard veg@table farming project is already seeing the rewards of her labour. Towards the end of November, the manager of our model farm went to Dayap to help Nanayanita turn her frontyard into a vegetable patch. Dayap is the village where … … Read More
Sandy, a volunteer at the Goducate model farm, has started to introduce backyard farming to the Talahiban area, where he works. He has “borrowed” 1 kg of African night crawlers from the model farm for the first family in Talahiban to start backyard farming. The condition is that 1 … … Read More
On Dec 13 I reported on how Goducate model-farm manager went to Dayap village to help start up our first backyard (or frontyard) farm. He has since returned to Nanayanita’s vegetable patch. The pictures show how the long-bean plants have grown.
Nanayanita and two other women from Dayap also … … Read More
This is a story of a boy in Laguna which will probably remain untold had the Goducate team not visited him at his home. One would have thought that Ian Mendoza is 12 years old simply because of his child-like appearance. But he is actually 18 years old. Ian … … Read More
Before we had our learning centers, we taught children anywhere we could find space…
But today they can come freely to our learning centers…
Our GD-ALS program helps out of school youth to finish their studies.. Manuel, a former drug user, now … … Read More
Last week, our Goducate workers and Goducate volunteers finished installing a hand-pump water system for our model-farm in Laguna, Philippines. (For those city-dwellers who get water from a tap and have never used a hand-pump to get water, a hand-pump water system is one which has a lever that … … Read More