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.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Voluteers: partners of SHEC

Finding the right persons to assist in the programs of SHEC is very difficult. But, with the advent of a group of volenteers, the work in SHEC has become more effective and prolific. In order to sustain these volunteers, at least once a month, there is the so called "prayer encounter." During this moment, their understanding about their volunteer work is clarified. Besides, through meditation and silent encounter with God, they are being energized to spend more time with the less fortunate. Today, the vounteers hold their prayer encounter in Pook ni Maria Makiling, Laguna, Philippines. At the same time, this serves as their Christmas party. This develops bonding and stronger spiritual life.


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