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November 2019

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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THE HIDDEN PRICE OF A PANDEMIC – COVID19

March 18 - May 12

Name of Project :                       Distribution of food & care packs to vulnerable communities Date :                                               18 March – 12 May 2020 Locations :                                      (i) Kuala Lumpur                                                             (ii) Keningau and Putatan, Sabah   Background When a pandemic occurs, other than the…

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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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April 2020

Earth Day 2020 : Climate Action

April 22

On 22 April 2020, Good Shepherd Student Care (GSSC), Singapore celebrated Earth Day. This year’s theme is ‘Climate Action’, hence Ms Eleana Tan Lay Peng planned a day of activities for the students of GSSC surrounding the theme. Before starting on the activities proper, Ms Tan touched briefly on how Earth Day came to be. She explained that we celebrate Earth Day to bring awareness to climate change, how our actions contribute to the detriment of our planet Earth and…

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Mother Foundress’ Day : 24 April 2020

April 24

Foundress’ Day Celebration Ahuva Good Shepherd- Small Group Care Singapore In previous years, Foundress Day was the day that all staff in Marymount Centre, the social service arm of the Good Shepherd Family in Singapore, would gather together to celebrate the spirit of St Mary Euphrasia. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic this year meant that not only are large gatherings prohibited, segregations and social distancing had to be observed even though we have 3 services and many sisters living…

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Mother Foundress Day 2020

April 24

Foundress Day 2020 Foundress Day is celebrated annually on the 24th of April, in remembrance of our foundress, St Mary Euphrasia. Every year, the staff of Ahuva Good Shepherd, Singapore gather together and put up performances such as skits and songs to commemorate Foundress Day. However, this year, due to the Covid-19 circuit breaker, we were unable to continue with our usual annual celebrations. Despite the circuit breaker, Ahuva Good Shepherd - Children’s Home (AGS-CH) came up with other ways…

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June 2020

World Environment Day 2020

June 5

World Environment Day aka (also known as) Eco Day is celebrated all over the world on 5th of June. This is the day to increase worldwide awareness of environmental issues. People from all walks of life come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter living environment for themselves and future generations to come. This year, the theme for World Environment Day is to restore biodiversity among nations. Sr Goretti planned an enriching programme for the children at Good Shepherd…

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World Day Against Child Labour 2020

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On 12th June 2020, Sr Goretti planned a series of activities for the students at Good Shepherd Student Care, to enable them to understand that at many places around the world, children are being forced to work at very young age.  This is known as Forced Labour or Child Labour. Sr Goretti shared PowerPoint and videos on the difficult situations where the underprivileged children are experiencing in their countries.  These children live in brutal conditions with little food and no…

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World Refugee Day on 20 June 2020

June 20

On 20th June 2020, the residents of Ahuva Good Shepherd - Small Group Care (SGC) commemorated World Refugee Day. Awareness Raising Miss Devi used this occasion to bring awareness to SGC residents on refugees’ plight and helped them recognize the refugees’ resilience in rebuilding their lives. Ms Devi presented power point slides to explain that refugees are forced to flee their countries because of persecution, war or violence. Currently, the total number of refugees is estimated to be nearly 65…

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