One Billion Rising (OBR) Campaign 2016 went to secondary schools and hostels in Malaysia to spread the message about sexual harassment and violence in a relationship. It provided an eye opener to teachers and students regarding the issue of emotional and mental violence.
Good Shepherd Malaysia, represented by Theresa Symons, itsExecutive Director, together with seven other civil society members, were invited to a roundtable discussion with Mr. Barack Obama, the President of United States, in conjunction with his official visit to Malaysia for the Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur.
GSS (Good Shepherd Services) successfully piloted a community-based project to downstream pineapple production for the women of Kg Kiau Nuluh, a village which was badly affected by the June 5th Sabah earthquake and its after quake tremors.
On 20 September 2015, we had our Graduation Ceremony for 135 students who successfully completed their respective courses with DAWN, a ministry which offers courses for foreign domestic workers to assist them in enhancing their advancement and development towards a better future while working in Singapore.
Good Shepherd Malaysia is active in responding to the urgent humanitarian crisis of refugees now off their coast. Mostly from the oppressed and non-state-recognized Rohingya minority of Myanmar, they are seeking asylum in Malaysia via Thailand. The governments of the region have been rejecting them resulting in a deplorable plight.
May your heart be an altar, from which the flame of unending thanksgiving ascends to heaven.
St. Mary Euphrasia
Mariaville Kindergarten Celebrates Foundress Day & Book Launch
Early on 24th April 2013, all the children, staff and some parents gathered at the hall. We started the celebration with the lighting of the candle by Sister Dorothy. This was followed by a presentation on the life story of our Foundress Saint Mary Euphrasia.
The children then presented 5 meaningful sketches on the five core values, after which they sang a song on the core values which was composed by Mrs. Moorthi and Mrs. Joseph. This was followed by a minute of quiet time, when the staff and children reflected on the five core values. We felt very happy and even emotional as all present, sang the lively Foundress Day song which Anna Low had composed with great gusto.
Next, we continued with the Launching of the book “Living Stories in Her Footsteps, Vol 2.” After Mrs. Moorthi, had said the opening prayer, there was a brief introduction about the book by Mrs. Ng. This was followed by Miss Ganeswari sharing her story, “From Desperation To Joy” which is published in the book.
Sister Dorothy was invited to the stage to cut the ribbon to launch the book which was immediately distributed to all the staff. Bookmarks on the 5 core values which had been coloured by the children were also distributed as souvenirs to the staff and children. The committee members and the children who participated in the sketches were given some goody bags. The programme ended at 9.50am. It was a beautiful and a memorable day for all of us.