On 11 February 2012, the Goducate Training Center in Iloilo, Philippines was officially opened by the Patron of Goducate and Chairman of MHC Asia Group Mrs Cecilia Tan, and the Governor of Iloilo Hon. Arthur Defensor. The event was witnessed by several mayors of the province, officials from the Agricultural Department and hundreds of guests and volunteers. Goducate is a non-profit organization that helps needy Asians to help themselves.
According to Dr Paul Choo, founder of Goducate, food security is one of the most pressing issues for the needy. For this reason, the new Goducate Training Center was set up to train the needy to grow food in their backyard. The Training Center occupies 11 hectares of land, and it focuses on planting hybrid rice for better yield, low-cost hydroponics for backyard farming, and vermiculture to produce organic fertilizers. And to transfer this know-how, Goducate will train community development workers to work with the needy. By this process, the needy will be able to help themselves eventually.http://www.goducate.orghttp://www.mhcasia.comhttp://www.facebook.com/goducatehttp://www.facebook.com/mhcasia