One of the main challenge in our work with the OA Asli teachers is in providing them support for their continuous development. This is mainly due to the fact that the teachers are located in obscure villages and we do not have volunteers who live near these villages. We visit the teachers every month to […]
On the 9th & 10th February 2015, SUKA Society organized a self-help skills program for immigration officers at the Lenggeng Immigration Detention Center. The objective was to equip officers with practical skills to manage stress & negative emotion and to encourage personal growth, motivation and building self esteem among immigration officers. Our trainer and clinical […]
Every festive occasion, we will try our best to celebrate it with the trafficked survivors. This year’s Chinese New Year, we had the opportunity to conduct an arts and crafts session with the children trafficked survivors. The survivors decorated their lovely paper lanterns with flowers and wrote Chinese auspicious characters such as “Prosperity”, “Love” & […]
We managed to drop off school supplies for our community Orang Asli pre-schools in Slim River, Gopeng & Gerik to start of their new term in 2015. School supplies included stationaries, school lessons, workbooks and tools for the teachers for the start of the new school term. Unfortunately, we were not able to drive further […]
SUKA Society attended a two day International Detention Coalition & Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) workshop discussing on both national and regional plans in advocating for alternatives to detention. There was sessions learning about strategic litigation, monitoring & evaluation and creating coalitions and networks.
In the work we do, we push very hard to ensure that our work is not about providing hand outs but rather it focuses on creating empowerment among children and marginalized communities. The common cliché often heard “You give a man a fish, he eats for a day. You teach him how to fish, he […]
I used to volunteer a lot whilst I was a student in the UK. My peers and I were always encouraged by our lecturers to volunteer. At first, I was reluctant to do so, as I felt that maybe I should be spending my extra time studying or rewarding myself by travelling to a different […]
Weekend Getaway: Broga Hill, Semenyih, 7 & 8 September 2013 People get a little confused when we mention that SUKA Society was recently involved in organizing a refugee / Malaysian camp. No, we did not start a detention facility. Rather, a few of us got together with a bunch of enthusiastic volunteers to organize a […]
During my summer break of studying abroad in the UK, I had the longing desire of doing some volunteer work back home in Malaysia. After several web searches on my laptop, I stumbled upon what was to become my most enjoyable and valuable experience in volunteering. The organization’s name SUKA Society or Suara Kanak-Kanak Society, […]
Part 2 of SUKA Society’s interview with BFM’s Shaarad Kuttan regarding the issue of crime and young offenders. In this interview we talked about the need for restorative justice for young offenders. Click the BFM logo below to hear the podcast!
Part 1 of SUKA Society’s interview with BFM’s Shaarad Kuttan regarding the issue of crime, young offenders and restorative justice. Together with James Nayagam the Human Rights Commissioner of Malaysia, we had a frank discussion on the issues surrounding young people and crime. Click the BFM logo below to hear the podcast! We will be […]
Under the US International Visitors Leadership Program, SUKA Society had the opportunity to meet and discuss with Sgt Ron Chalmers (Reno Police), Ms. Melissa Holland (Awaken Inc), Ms. Carla Higginbotham (US Assistant Attorney) and Ms. Tiffany Short (FBI) regarding their work combatting human trafficking. Here is a news update regarding the progress in Reno – […]