Good Shepherd Centre Observes Earth Hour 2017​

   
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
08 MAR 2017​

   
FOOTSTEPS TO INSPIRE
EAST COAST PARK SINGAPORE
04 MAR 2017​

   
Singapore-Malaysia Province
22-24 Feb 2017
Good Shepherd Place Singapore​

   

   
Staff of Good Shepherd Services (GSS) conducted the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Program (CSA) for the community in Sabah.

   

Our volunteer Jasmine helped for Earth Hour Kota Kinabalu 2016 and gained knowledge about light pollution and reflected on how to spread awareness about environmental issues


   
COMPASSION IN ACTION
Speaker: Sr Inigo Joachim, SSA
Organized by: Good Shepherd Convent Restful Waters​

   

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.


   
ORANGE THE WORLD Say No to Violence against Women and Children

   

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.

   
This year’s Voice Out annual arts festival, held at the Oceanus Waterfront Mall in Kota Kinabalu, talked about the active involvement of youths today with the social media.

   
Some 80 mission partners from the various Good Shepherd ministries in Singapore and Malaysia came together for the 9thGood Shepherd Partnership Gathering in historical Malacca.​

   
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.

   
Rose Virginie Good Shepherd Centre celebrated World Refuge Day with its residents on 20 June 2015​

   

The First Anniversary of Good Shepherd Oasis : A Dual Celebration of Joy & Gratitude

A joyful day to celebrate the First Anniversary of the Good Shepherd Oasis and the Reunificationof Our Lady of Charity and the Good Shepherd Sisters.


   
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.

   
The opening Good Shepherd Sisters, mission partners, and benefactors in Singapore as we celebrated the official opening of Good Shepherd Place by Singapore’s Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong.

   
A peep into the life of Sr. Lucy Chia, RGS
 

May your heart be an altar, from which the flame of unending thanksgiving ascends to heaven.


St. Mary Euphrasia
 
International Women’s Day 2017

Theme: Be Bold For Change

Watch Pusat Belia Youth-Prep Alamesra, Sabah's Celebration of International Women's Day on 08 Mar 2017

https://www.facebook.com/youthprepcentre/videos/1365860703457098/

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE, SINGAPORE

6 March 2017

The theme of IWD 2017 is “Be Bold for Change”. The event started with the women taking turns to light the candles symbolizing the sharing of lights and in solidarity to all women in the world. It was followed by silent prayer and listening to a song “Come As You Are.” 

The history of IWD was briefly shared, followed by a video of a woman named Pamela who is very courageous to overcome her challenges in life.  Pamela’s dream is to be a singer but a year ago she had cancer when she was six months pregnant. She decided to keep the baby while receiving treatment.  Unfortunately her baby only survived for one month. She joined the X factor to fulfil her dream as a singer. She sang “Because of You” with passion. The residents were deeply touched and shared their impression of Pamela: brave, courageous, never give up, strong woman, she would like to reach her dream.

From their impression of Pamela the residents answered this question, “What do you see in yourself as a Woman?” The facilitator explained that it is important to have a change in our thoughts, which hopefully will lead to a change in our world.  Each one wrote one unique description of herself, and posted it on the wall with an image of a woman - “Women of Courage.” Following are how they saw themselves.

·       I am a supportive sister

·       I am brave

·       I am loving

·       I am helpful

·       I am caring

·       I am a strong woman

·       I am beautiful

·       I am responsible

·       I am creative

·       I am independent

The residents gathered in circle, held the candles and said aloud the names of women whom they are grateful for.  Most remembered their mothers and daughters. 

The celebration culminated with a song “One Woman”. The facilitator reiterated the value of unity in diversity; she mentioned the different nationality living in one house and how each one can be a support to another.  As a symbol of unity each one gathered in the middle of the room and put their hands together.

“Be Bold for Change” has to start from within before it can flow to the community where lives can be touched and healed.

 

 

 


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