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
 

Singapore

DECEMBER 1939 saw the arrival of two Irish Good Shepherd sisters from Colombo (today Sri Lanka).  Two other Irish sisters followed a month later.

By Feb 1, 1940, the first convent of the Religious of the Good Shepherd Sisters (RGS) was blessed by Bishop A. Devals.

The Good Shepherd Sisters opened their doors to women and girls who were troubled or abused and in need of healing and reconciliation. As the number grew, there was a need to secure larger premises. However the Second World War disrupted their plans and during the Japanese Occupation, the sisters went to Bahau, Malaysia. They returned after the war and eventually moved to Marymount at Thomson Road in the 1950s.

At Marymount, they operated a home for orphans who were mainly post-war children. As there was a need for education, Marymount Convent School was set up.

There were a number of local vocations, and the sisters gradually expanded their ministries.

Malaysia

In 1956, the Good Shepherd Sisters reached out to set up the Good Shepherd Convent at Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Good Shepherd Convent School in Jalan Ampang opened in 1957 and was initiated to reach out to the community through their children. The Good Shepherd Convent School consisted of the Junior International School and Good Shepherd Kindergarten and Nursery. The sisters started providing residential services to girls from poor families and taught them sewing, art and craft and cooking

Good Shepherd Sisters and staff at the Junior International School in Jalan Ampang.jpg Due to overwhelming response to Good Shepherd Convent School, the sisters moved their convent to Madonna Heights, Jalan Hulu Kelang, Ampang, Selangor so that every available space could be used for education. With that, the welfare services for girls from poor families also moved to Madonna Heights. Thus began the Madonna Heights Welfare Centre for Teenage Girls.

From Kuala Lumpur, the Good Shepherd Sisters established communities in Ipoh, Johor and even Sabah, East Malaysia.

The Good Shepherd Sisters in Singapore and Malaysia continue to respond to the needs of society, always with the mission of reconciliation - in particular they minister to women and children to bring them to a healthier relationship with themselves, their families and society.