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May 2022


May 14, 2022

A group of the Women in Leadership, ready to train other rural women in Sabah   Sabah  District poised to achieve SDG Target after completion of the Rural Women Leadership Project by Good Shepherd Services.   Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, Good Shepherd Services (GSS) has successfully trained and established a pool of 115 women leaders who are ready to take on decision-making leadership roles in Tambunan, Sabah, Malaysia. Launched in May 2020, this two-year project received the full…

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May 22, 2022

Laudato Si Week 2022 marked the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on Creation Care.  To celebrate, Good Shepherd Convent Restful Waters, Singapore organised and registered “Creation Walk … Listening and Journeying Together” as one of the community events happening around the world. May 22nd, the opening day of Laudato Si week, we came together to celebrate and give thanks in the outdoors, to listen and learn from Creation and one another.  The venue for our walk was the…

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July 2022

World Day Against Human Trafficking – Singapore

July 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Human Trafficking - a Global Concern Human trafficking has always been a pressing public concern which transcends all races, social classes, demographics and gender. No population is exempted from such ever-present threats.  Human traffickers are motivated by greed, they do not respect human rights, and preying on the vulnerable, thus damaging the psychological, emotional and physical well-being of their victims. Use and Abuse of Technology As the world evolved with advances in technology, traffickers have since made use of trending…

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World Day Against Human Trafficking – Malaysia

July 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

WORLD DAY AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING 2022 Theme : “Use and abuse of technology” In conjunction with World Day Against Trafficking, the Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development (MWFCD) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) jointly celebrated the survivors of trafficking currently in residence in shelters across the country.     Several activities were lined up including an information and awareness booth, set up by Global Shepherds, and fellow NGOs SUKA Society, OUR (Operation Underground Railroad) and SHUT (Stop Human…

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September 2022

Teachers’ Day – Singapore

September 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On 2 September 2022, Singapore celebrates Teachers' Day. Ms Anna Tan, Vice Principal of Marymount Convent School, has written an inspiring article on  the sacred vocation of  Educators in collaborating with parents are stewards of God's garden, nurturing the seeds of faith planted by God in the hearts of students      

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International Day of the Girl 2022- Girls Speak Out

September 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our program participants  have artistically and creatively presented their artworks and their positions for the International Day of the Girl which will be celebrated on  11 October 2022      (Above)  This artwork means that if girls in my community had gender equality, we would have the same status as boys and get treated fairly. Gender equality enables girls and boys to have the same rights. For example, in a family, daughters will also be given the same priority as…

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October 2022

Children’s Day 2022 @ Restful Waters, Singapore

October 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrating Children’s Day by Caring for Our Common Home, Earth 7th October 2022, we welcomed our young visitors from Montfort Junior School.  Fifty-three children ages 4 to 12 and 7 parent volunteers.  A day of new experiences for us all – our first time hosting a group of young boys and we did not know what to expect.  They were a boisterous group, raising the noise level many decibels above our usual.  As noisy as boys can be, they brought…

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THE LETTER #LaudatoSiFilm

October 9, 2022 @ 8:00 am - November 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

  Click to view: https://youtu.be/Rps9bs85BII   LAUDATO SI’ O MI SIGNORE The much-anticipated film ‘The Letter’ premiered on 4th October 2022.  Three days later, The Letter was seen by more than one million people worldwide.  And we are Restful Waters are happy to be a part of that one million people. First Screening On Friday, 7th October 2022, Restful Waters held our first of two planned screenings of the film for friends and mission partners.  The evening started with a…

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Children’s Day 2022

October 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

October 11th of each year is dedicated to the celebration of Children's Day in Singapore.  This year it is also a day to draw attention to adolescent girls to ensure they have a just upbringing and equal opportunities. This is also to provide a message and to empower girls and young women in all their diversity around the world that despite the barriers, they are able to rise up as leaders: To be change-makers; To be the forefront of areas…

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Season of Creation at Marymount Convent School

October 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pope Francis' Message In line with Pope’s messaging on caring for our common home (Laudato Si), Marymount Convent School celebrated the season of creation with a sharing and some hands-on activities to bring to awareness in pupils the important role they play in caring for creation, our common home. Introduction There was an introduction to the season of Creation during morning assembly. The school then launched the hands-on activities in celebration of the season. During the sharing, information on St…

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November 2022

Learning Journey on Climate Change

November 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On 4 November 2022, Restful Waters welcome 41 students from Marymount Convent School to participate in a program: "Learning Journey on Climate Change" They were accompanied b two teachers, Ms. Evelyn chia and Ms. Elaine Han.  “The Restful Waters Learning Journey was indeed a very fun experience for me. I learnt some interesting things from the sharing such as the poor living conditions of the multitude of people in other countries due to climate change and how the Good Shepherd…

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January 2023

Keeping Keningau Migrant Kids Safe

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Global Shepherds has been working with alternative and community learning centres to protect children from sexual abuse. Thanks to Vinodh Pillai, UNICEF for this Article. It is being re-produced from this link: https://www.unicef.org/malaysia/stories/keeping-migrant-kids-keningau-safe. KENINGAU: Exploitation, violence, neglect, child marriage and child labour - these are just some of the issues migrant children in Keningau, a district south of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, have to deal with as they live out their childhood. Thankfully, Jellferlyne Joseph and her team of social worker…

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April 2023

Easter Celebration @ Marymount Convent School

April 20

He Is Risen! Alleluia! Easter Celebrations at Marymount Convent School Bunnies, Easter eggs, Chocolates – These were some cute responses we got from our little primary school girls when asked, What comes to mind when we talk about Easter?" With these cute responses, we commenced our Easter celebrations on the lovely Easter Monday morning. The staff and students were taken through a short sharing on the timeline of where we were at present and the school’s journey through Lent to…

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Foundress Day Celebration @ Good Shepherd Centre

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Foundress Day Celebration Good Shepherd Centre on 23 April 2023. On the 23rd April 2023, Good Shepherd Centre residential programme participants celebrated our Foundress, Saint Mary Euphrasia’s Day. She is a visionary and founder of the Good Shepherd Sisters. The celebration was a cheerful and uplifting event that brought joy to the hearts of all involved. Laughing & Breathing Therapy! The celebration began with a laughing and breathing program led by Miss Angie, a well-known therapist who specializes in breathing…

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