GSAP Regional Campaign November16-22

Good Shepherd Asia Pacific IDG 2020 Campaign

A GSAP regional campaign ran from the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October until Human Rights Day on 10 December 2020.  This Campaign offered us a way of being in solidarity as Good Shepherd and connected with one another.  Learn more about the creative and consciousness-raising activities which took place.

 

Overview of the Campaign

Click here for comprehensive overview of the Good Shepherd Asia Pacific Campaign:

More - https://www.goodshepherd-asiapacific.org.au/project/437

 

Activities from 16-22 November

Malaysia

Many creative activities were held Kuala Lumpur and Sabah from 16-22 November to mark IDG2020 and to raise awareness of vital issues.  Activities included videos, a slideshow, awareness about Cyber Security issues, and much more.  Girls shared their opinions, hopes, dreams and fears through dance, choral speeches and artwork.  Reaching out through social media proved a worthwhile effort, as the children all seemed to be natural you-tubers!  Time was spent with members of a migrant community, introducing them to the vision and hopes of the International Day of the Girl Child.

Complete article - GSAP Regional Campaign Malaysia

Links to brief videos

  • Link to the video of the children from Good Shepherd Community Service Centre performing choral speaking titled “My Voice, Our Equal Future”

            Youtube link: https://youtu.be/xtwvUPjiaus

  • Artworks of children by children aged 13-17 years old, depicting their understanding of staying safe online

            Youtube link: https://youtu.be/_vgJKoMKgI8

  • Video collating the voices from six girls on their opinion on what does being a girl mean to them.

            Youtube link: https://youtu.be/af8r2eXFXz8

  • Masterpiece was a collaboration video featuring the girls and boys, beneficiaries of the various programs of Good Shepherd Services and Global Shepherds.

            Youtube link: https://youtu.be/rD8ORqFmy1k

Singapore

At Marymount Convent (Primary) School, teachers led consciousness raising sessions with pupils to mark the International Day of the Girl Child (IDG). These included reflections on the blessings of their lives, the value of gratitude and how blessings may be shared with others.  Activities suited to different ages of the pupils included:  expression of their hopes for the Girl Child living in situations of risk and hardship, the blessings enjoyed by the Girl Child in Singapore, drawings and reflections upon how the Mission of the School 'Our Mission: Empowering Lives, Restoring Rights and Upholding Dignity' links with the aims of IDG. 

Positive feedback from teachers, parents and students confirmed the value of such sharing and activities in instilling values of compassion, gratitude, love and service.

Complete article and photos - GSAP Regional Campaign Singapore

 

International Day of the Girl Child (IDG)

The International Day of the Girl Child (IDG) is celebrated annually on October 11 to promote girls' empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face.  See https://www.un.org/en/observances/girl-child-day