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, June 08, 2010

APRIL 2009: ECOFARM: Soil Experts Help SHEC with Plans

Reported by: Jeffrey Abuan, Eco-Retreat Center, Bulacan
Written by: Jing Ocampo
Edited by: Zacri Damo

Initial works for SHEC’s proposed ecofarm in Norzagaray, Bulacan is underway. In April 15, 2009 a team of experts from the country’s Bureau of Soil and Water Management (BSWM) conducted a topographical survey and land tests to come up with an initial Land Use and Development Plan for the 4-hectare area. The team, coordinated by SHEC staff Jeffrey Abuan, is composed of engineers Mamerto Martinez, Antonio Rivera, Raymundo Galanta, and Jose Manguerra.
The comprehensive plan guides SHEC on best possible combination of trees, crops, as well as farm animals which are of best value for consumption and commerce, and are most suited to the area.
The SHEC Bulacan Ecofarm shall contribute to the sustainability of SHEC operations through its farm produce and retreat facilities. In addition, it will help promote community development by creating employment and by serving as a prototype on integrated farming where families and groups can learn.


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