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.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A time of Blessing!

February 3, 2007 marks the 3rd anniversary of the St. Hannibal Christian Community (SHaCC) and the St. Hannibal Empowerment Center (SHEC). His Excellency Broderick Pabillo, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Manila, graced the event. This started with the celebration the Holy Mass in San Juan Nepomuceno Parish, Malibay, Pasay City. It was concelebrated by Frs. Tony Navarette, the Parish Priest, Fr. Jun Abog and some other priests. After the mass, blessings poured out. Ambassador Tita Devilla announced that the Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation, Inc. has extended once again its support to the fire victims. Afterwards, the news came from Malacanang Palace arrived, through Hon. Fatima Valdez, the Undersecretary for Religious Affairs of the Office of the President. It stated that 2000 square meters would be allotted to the residents of the PAL Gate 1. These are blessings indeed. After the mass, the people continued their jubilation in the presence of some of the partners and volunteers of SHEC.


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