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
World Refugee Day, 20 June - Ipoh
Rose Virginie Good Shepherd Centre celebrated World Refuge Day with its residents.
objectives – To introduce the challenges that refugees and migrants faced in their home countries and when escaping to other countries. – To educate the residents on the definition and difference between ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’. – To honor the courage and strength of refugees who were forced to flee under the threat of persecution, conflict and violence. – To instill a sense of gratitude in the residents
The residents then listed down on heart-shaped paper, five things that they were grateful for. They then pasted them on the mahjong paper to honor the courage and strength of refugees across the world. †