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, December 12, 2006

The magic of collaborators!!!

When people come together to work for the least, miracle happens. St. Hannibal Empowerment Center is blessed because of the presence of generous collaborators, volunteers and friends. What makes them one is their desire to help the poor using their own talents, skills, knowledge and potentials. What moves them in one direction is the Spirit. It is this same Spirit that makes them poured out in mission for the proclamation of the Kingdom of God.

BPI Foundation - on the go!!!

During the construction of the habitat model units in the St. Hannibal Subdivision, Phase 2, Malibay, Pasay City, a group of energetic volunteers from the BPI Foundation came over to help the home partners in their sweat equity program. They seemed to have enjoyed the work assigned to them by the engineers of Habitat for Humanity - Philippines. What a joy to have such kind-hearted people.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Cheerful partners in building houses!

What a pleasure to see some students who are giving their time in order to help the beneficiaries of the St. Hannibal Housing Project build their houses. These are the medical students coming from the prestigious school of the University of the Philippines.

Oh, pretty are we!!!

The students from the St. Scholastica's College want to share their skill with the scholars of St. Hannibal Empowerment Center. They wish to immerse themselves in the lives of the poor students in order to help them in their studies.

UP, oh yes!

The medical students from the University of the Philipppines have heard the cry of the poor in Pasay. With the indication of their mentors, they have decided to teach and assist the scholars of the St. Hannibal Youth.

What do you feel Manang?

During the medical mission spearheaded by the students of Adamson University, the nursing students coming from STI assisted in the facilitation of patients. Thanks for their big heart.