St. Hannibal Empowerment Centre

St. Hannibal Empowerment Center (SHEC) is a religious organization of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus. It is a community of Spirit-led persons which aims to follow Jesus Christ in his union with his Father and in his proclamation of the kingdom of God. It is an inserted community among the squatters. The goal of SHEC is to empower the poor people of Metro Manila, Philippines, through housing, livelihood, education, health, waste management, youth and values formation.

Location: Pasay City, Metro Manila

Mission: Its mission is to empower the poorest of the poor and catalyze an integral Christian transformation of urban poor communities in collaboration with the local Church by a holistic process that addresses concerns on housing, livelihood, education, health, environment and sanitation, justice and peace, youth formation and values formation. The goals of SHEC consist of assisting in alleviating poverty among urban poor communities in Pasay and other cities in Metro Manila; and building the foundation of community transformation through intensive values formation. Its objectives are, specifically, to facilitate the organization and formation of people’s organization that are self-sufficient and empowered, facilitate the values and spiritual formation and capability building of urban poor leaders, to assist the urban poor / informal settlers of Pasay and other cities in Metro Manila in realizing their dreams of achieving security of tenure through in-city relocation, to facilitate the implementation of economic programs and basic social services in urban poor communities, and to facilitate access to formal education in favor of the poor and deserving students.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

December 2009

Balagbag Architectural Plan Presented
Last Dec. 3, 2009, Arch. Arlene of TAO-Pilipinas, Fr. Dexter, Mr. Sotero Ubaldo, Jean Sarmienta and other HOA officers met for the presentation of the architectural plan for Balagbag. The meeting was held at the SHEC Admin Office, E. Cornejo St., Malibay Pasay City.

Seminar on Herbal Medicines
To teach the SHaCC Barangay Health Workers the technical know-how in the preparation and use of some herbal plants, Dr. Ian Gomez, 3 medical students from University of the Philippines-Phil. Gen. Hospital conducted a seminar on herbal medicine at the St. Hannibal Training Center, 584-A E. Cornejo St. , Malibay, Pasay City.

Lecture and Practicum on Solid Waste Management
For the urban gardening and beautification of SHEC, Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ (environment committee head) with Almerson Bernardino, Richie Ordonez and members of different committees in the community conducted a practicum on solid waste management, segregation, composting and vermiculture last Dec. 4, 2009.

PABANAL Youth Assembly
To start community organizing among Pabanal Youth through spiritual exercises, workshops, sharing and reflections on self identity, family experiences, personal and communal responsibility, Fr. Chris Sabili, Ma. Victoria Infante, Irene Borongan, Ritchie Ordonez and Pabanal youth and servant leaders gathered for integral formation last Dec. 12, 2009.

Christmas Parties and Recollection in a Row
From Dec 20 to Dec 22, 2009, the Kid’s ministry and Rogate youth of SHEC celebrated their Christmas parties, thanks to Ma. Victoria Infante who organized the joyful activities. The Christmas recollection facilitated by Fr. Orville Cajigal ended the December activities. The staff enjoyed a meaningful Christmas vacation afterwards.


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