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
Marymount Convent School, Singapore, Leadership Training
MARYMOUNT CONVENT SCHOOL, LEADERSHIP TRAINING
As part of leadership training, three staff members accompanied 16 student leaders aged 9 to 12 on an expedition to Pukak, Sabah, East Malaysia to mingle with and serve 22 children just about their ages. The children who reside at the Good Shepherd Hostel have their homes kilometres away from school. They are mainly children of rubber tappers and would have to walk about two hours to school were they to commute from their own homes. After some squimishes, the budding leaders communited with their counterparts with their limited Bahasa Melayu and were soon interacting freely with the language of love and understanding. The Marand having little to live by. It had been a good experience for both staff and children from both sides. The Marymount girls brought books to help build up their library. This outreach took place on 26th and 27th May 2013.