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August 2019

Growing Corn for A Cause

August 29, 2019

Another life-giving project to prevent sexual and gender-based violence! What Project? Corn growing. Who? 8 women from Kampung Batu Lunguyan, Sabah, How did it start? Under the leadership of Ms Chin Poh Choo, Executive Director of Good Shepherd services, it provided them with the agricultural and entrepreneurial opportunities. How does corn growing to do with prevention of Sexual and Gender-based violence? 20 percent of the profit from the sale of the crops are directed to a common fund for use…

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September 2019

Season of Creation

September 1, 2019 - October 4, 2019

Here are two Creation Prayers to kick off the Season of Creation starting 1 September and ending of 4 October 2019 , The Feast of Saint Francis. A CHRISTIAN PRAYER IN UNION WITH CREATION By Pope Francis* Father, we praise you with all your creatures. They came forth from your all-powerful hand; they are yours, filled with your presence and your tender love. Praise be to you! Son of God, Jesus, through you all things were made. You were formed…

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Asia Pacific Capacity Building and Training Workshop on Child Safeguarding in Thailand

September 11, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Jointly organized by Asia Pacific Justice and Peace Core Team GSIF Asia Pacific Regional Office Child Safe ME, the Asia Pacific Capacity Building and Training Workshop on Child Safeguarding, was held from 11th – 15 September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. This brought a total of 44 participants from 16 countries across the Asia Pacific who are directly involved with children in residential and non-residential programs. The objectives of the workshop are: Introduction of the congregation’s Child Safeguarding Policy An understanding…

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International Day of Peace

September 21, 2019
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October 2019

International Day of the Girl Child – 11 October 2019

October 11, 2019

The little ones are saying to all the girl child around the world!   When I introduced the International Day of the Girl Child to the residents of Ahuva Good Shepherd-Small Group Care, none of them had heard of it. They were also certain that even their teachers did not know such a day existed since they had not received any presents from their teachers on this day.  (Thankfully, I prepared chocolates for them. Phew!) “We just celebrated Children’s Day…

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International Day of the Girl Child – 11 October 2019

October 11, 2019

Story of a Girl-Child I am an 18-year-old Vietnamese girl-child living and studying in Singapore. My earliest memory was aged 5 years old cutting out pictures from a magazine for a pre-school project. A family photo from the magazine caught my attention. I still remember vividly that the family photo featured an extended family. It stood out for me because it was the first time that I had realised that my family photo was different. In my family, there was…

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November 2019

Voice Out 9 In Sabah, Malaysia

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Youth: Catalyst for Change!  Front row from left: Adrian Soidi, the Youth Ambassador of Voice Out 9, Dwana Andrew, the Chairperson of Voice Out 9, Mohd Yassin Ibrahim, the District Officer of Ranau, Chin Poh Choo, the Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services & Lajim Hj. Abdul Momin, Parliament Affair Officer The District Officer Officiated Voice Out 9 Mr Mohd Yassin bin Ibrahim, District Officer signing the Voice Out 9 plaque Youth-Prep Centre, the Organiser Youth-PREP Centre (YPC) orgainsed the…

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4th World Conference of Women’s Shelters

November 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The 4th World Conference of Women’s Shelters 'Impact and Solidarity' Conference at Kaoshiung-Taiwan, 5 to 8 November 2019 This Conference was held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from 5 to 8 November 2019.  About 1400 government officials and NGO representatives hailed from more than 100 countries attended the energy charging conference aspiring to live out the theme of Impact and Solidarity. Opening Ceremony The Opening Ceremony started with an impactful dance about pain, suffering, hope and empowerment.  This was followed by the…

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25, 2019

CBCM-CCM-NECF-16 Days Booklet-Prayer for the Nation This timeless booklet of Prayers was published in 2017 by Good Shepherd Services, Malaysia in collaboration with Catholic Bishop Conference of Malaysia Council of Churches of Malaysia National Evangelical Christian Fellowship

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence: Lisa shares her struggles

November 25, 2019 - December 10, 2019

"Lisa" (pseudonym) is a lady in her early 30s who struggles with her sexual abuse during her childhood. She has gone through much in acknowledging her past, accepting it, and is in the process of healing from it. Some days are better, other days remain difficult. She writes and draws to help her cope with her experience. The purpose of her sharing her sacred and vulnerable journey is to send a strong message to all women who experience the same childhood…

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February 2020

Social Justice Day 2020

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Social Justice Day, 20 February 2020   Ahuva Good Shepherd- Small Group Care is a children’s home that serves children who may have experienced trauma and have moderate to high level of needs. Nevertheless, we felt that it was important for them to be connected with relevant issues around the world. Today, we celebrated Social Justice Day. We broke this big word down for the children who were excited to share their understanding. ‘Social is like social studies that we…

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March 2020

International Women’s Day 2020 #EachforEqual

March 6 - March 8

Our Services throughout Malaysia celebrate The International Women's Day 2020 #EachforEqual with great fun and creativity! Outstandingly interesting and inspiring are three young men from our GS Services in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.  Here's their stories: On International Women’s Day, three male staff of Good Shepherd Services in Kota Kinabalu  acknowledged that there are many ways they can actively play their part in making gender equality a reality. After having spent the whole morning preparing a lunch celebration for their female…

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International Women’s Day 2020 #EachforEqual

March 6 - March 8

In Singapore, our three children services celebrate International Women's Day in simple ways yet inspiring, creative and fun! Awareness raising needs to start from young...   "Any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality"     Helen Clark   The first group of chilldren who kicked off the celebration of the International Women's Day on 6th March 2020 was Good Shepherd Student Care. And here is what they did : Sr Goretti conducted a session during their…

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World Water Day 2020

March 22

As far back as in the 60s, when Singapore became an independent nation, the slogan in all public places, in schools and private homes, has been "EVERY DROP COUNTS'. Singapore has been and is depending on her neighbouring countries for fresh water. Of recent years, she has initiated water recycling plants to supplement the supply. Yet it is still an issue and she cannot afford to let her guard down, knowing that water is important in area of existence. It…

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