Earlier this year, Goducate discussed our dreams with our teachers (who are the local mums that we have trained to teach their own people) and we came to the “conclusion” that we should aim for 100 centers in the north Sabah area.
At that time, it seemed like an … … Read More
Every time I visit Goducate’s Literacy Centers in Sabah, I am amazed by the quality of the teachers. They may lack the professional diplomas or the grasp of the intricacies of English grammar but they more than make up for these by their passion and love for the kids … … Read More
Water World is a 5 months old goducate center Sabah. It was named waterworld because once it was high tide the water reaches until the floor of our elevated school house. High tide will never be a hindrance to the students to go to school as well as volunteered … … Read More
Many undocumented “refugees” from Philippines live in out-of-the-way villages in Sabah, Malaysia. Most of these villages are in tidal swamp areas that are flooded with sea-water at high tide and soggy and muddy at low tide.
The children in these villages are unable to attend schools and are illiterate. … … Read More
Six weeks ago, I visited a swampy kampong in Sabah to discuss the possibility of starting a literacy center with the village “elders.” While I was talking to them, a teenage girl sat quietly in the corner of the little room. As I was about to leave the house, … … Read More
During our recent visit to Goducate’s Sabah Literacy Centers, we crossed little rivers, climbed little hills, hiked slippery muddy tracks and “crawled” under a fence to get to the different centers. However, the most memorable visit was to the literacy center that was built on a swamp.
This community … … Read More
On our recent trip to Sabah, the twelve members of our team carried a precious cargo of donated text books for our literacy centers. Each one was assigned to carry the maximum load allowed by the budget airline. These were no ordinary books for recreational reading but were brand … … Read More
This year, one mother takes initiative to start a small literacy center at her small house. The house was built in a swamp area were kangkong plants and cobras lives.
When we went to pay them a visit, around 40 children sitting on the floor, try to write the … … Read More