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, December 11, 2008

Empowered Stewards.

In any Kingdom work where blessings have to be managed properly, efficient stewards are needed. To ensure proper stewardship in SHEC’s Kingdom programs, Ms. Maria Victoria Infante and Ms. Benchu Zabala facilitated some training for phase treasurers who learned the know-how of basic accounting and financial statements. Said training was conducted in two days, October 9 and 13, 2008. Kudos to the empowered stewards! (October 9 and 13, 2008)

Containerized Fishponds for Livelihood.

After necessary arrangements have been made with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) last October 3, 2008, six (6) containerized fishponds of red tilapia were set up for SHEC’s livelihood program last October 13, 2008, thanks to the assistance of Mr. Marvin P. Nasino of BFAR. Truly, the poor of Malibay may find concrete means for a better life with the fishponds. (October 13, 2008)

Another Step towards Healthy Ecology!

Holistic development necessarily goes with healthy ecology, and one way to realize this is through the serious implementation of a Solid Waste Management program (SWM). The SWM seminar attended by SHEC beneficiaries last October 24-25, 2008 was truly another step towards healthy ecology. The seminar was successful, thanks to Bro. Thanvi Medalla and the kind people of Tao-Pilipinas and the Environmental Commission who diligently prepared the event. (October 24-25, 2008)