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.

Friday, February 02, 2007

What a blessing indeed!

Right after the brief meeting with the President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the Vice President Noli De Castro in San Roque Parish, last January 10, 2007, a group was tasked to study the possibility of allocating a portion of land in Baseco, Tondo for the Church and for the housing project. This was through the initiative of His Eminence Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales and Bishop Broderick Pabillo in collaboration with the Augustinian Fathers, Frs. Willy and Asis and with the SHEC. Such meeting went on smoothly with the presence of other dignitaries from the different housing agencies of the government especially from the city of Manila under the direction of Mayor Lito Atienza. This was convened by Hon Usec. Fatima Valdez.


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