Unemployment and underemployment continues to increase in The Philippines. Out of 100 children who finish elementary school, only 14 proceed to college. Thus 86 do not have the requirements for a stable job.
High-school graduates in our area tell me that they do not proceed to college because their parents cannot afford to send them there. Hence, although my main responsibility in Goducate is the music project, I thought that I could try to pass on to them whatever basic knowledge I have on electronics, to help them find jobs.
I started the class with 3 students, but by the second session 4 other boys and some fathers joined us. The classes are held in the porch of the home of one of the students. I hope that this little start will help needy students to eventually help themselves.
Earlier this month, Goducate Children’s Home, Cambodia, welcomed 5 new children into the “family”. These children, Nat, Lynn, Kanya, Mon and Nia, come from Battambang, a 12-hour drive away from the Home. They come from very poor homes and have received little education. They came to the Home in hope of a better education and a better life in the future.
The new children were taken for medical check-ups… Continue reading
Since Goducate aims to help needy Asians help themselves, Bangladesh is a country that has attracted its attention.
Recently, Bangladesh was in the news because of a horrific factory collapse that killed over 1100 garment workers. I was in the country when that accident took place.
Bangladesh is the most densely populated large country. It has about 160 million people (half of US population) squeezed into a land… Continue reading
Goducate Training Center (GTC), in Iloilo, Philippines, held its first Recruitment Conference on May 6-8.
Invitations had been sent to new university graduates, to working people, and to those who had expressed interest in being trained as community development workers (CDWs). Over 300 people from all over the Philippines attended the conference.
The topics covered included the history of Goducate, its philosophies, its CDW training program, and the… Continue reading