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
DAWN - Singapore
DAWN, a Ministry to migrants is a joint project of the Redemptorist Fathers and the Good Shepherd Sisters. It offers 14-sessions’ courses for foreign domestic workers to assist them in enhancing their advancement and development towards a better future while working in Singapore. The courses are mainly conducted on two Sundays of each month. On 20 September, we had our Graduation Ceremony for 135 students who successfully completed their respective courses. It began with the Eucharistic Celebration by Rev. Simon Tan, CSsr, Spiritual Director of DAWN, to praise and thank God for all the blessings bestowed on us all – students, volunteer trainers and management committee. The new intake of 129 students had their orientation on 1 November. Due to the demand for the Care-giving course, Man Fut Tong Nursing Home has increased its staffing to run two groups of 30 students concurrently. There is now an advanced level for the Cake Decoration Course. Six students have enrolled for this. †