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 29, 2010

November 2009

SHEC Bacolod
SHEC is truly expanding to promote Kingdom works. Last November 1, 2009 SHEC staff Almerson Bernardino, Richie Ordones and Jeffry Abuan headed by Fr. Dexter Prudenciano visited a farm site at Victoria, Negros Occidental. This site is envisioned to be the location of SHEC Bacolod.

Postulants’ Immersion at Baseco
Rogationist postulants immersed at Baseco last Nov. 14, 2009. They conducted a profile study of the youth which focused on their problems regarding relationships. Also, Ma. Victoria Infante, SHEC youth coordinator facilitated a seminar on the vision-mission of SHEC.

Green City
Part of healthy ecology is the abundance of vegetative life most especially at urban areas. To make the SHEC office a green city, farm managers Almerson Bernardino, Richie Ordoñez and Rhoderick Avedaña started a nursery for an envisioned urban garden. This project was launched last Nov. 15, 2009.

Seminar on Natural Farming
To know more about and acquire skills on natural farming such as fermentation process, organic vegetable gardening, vermicomposting, chicken and hog raising and fish culture, the environment committee headed by Fr. Orville Cajigal participated in a seminar on natural farming last Nov. 16-17, 2009.

TLJ Seminar for Baseco BOT
The Biblical Jesus as written in the book, A Third Look at Jesus (TLJ) is a core foundation of SHEC’s Kingdom mission. All of SHEC’s communities are oriented about the Biblical Jesus. Last Nov. 28, 2009 Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ facilitated the training of PABANAL board of trustees about the Biblical Jesus.


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