SUKA Society
Putting Children First
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OA-School-M1

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 […]

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Ashwini

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 […]

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Camp001e

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 […]

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Amsyar - Volunteer

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, […]

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Click to hear podcast!

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!

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Click to hear 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 […]

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43.-Reno

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 – […]

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esqmy_may2013500

Excerpt from the latest issue of Esquire Magazine, May 2013 – Tharini Cecil works with SUKA Society, which is a non-governmental organisation that, among other things, helps children who are trafficked. It has been granted unparalleled access by the Government to assist women and children in its shelter homes for the past three years, but combating […]

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rubber-duck

What study did our officers make to come to such a silly conclusion? How did the study rate one’s looks? Was there a look like ‘horse’ rating or something? Did the study bring in a few ‘experts’ in good looks to provide the evaluation? It is absolutely important that we do not shift the blame for […]

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Justseconds

With criminals getting more informed and sophisticated, it is crucial for parents to keep abreast on safety issues and watch their children closely. IF only” is arguably one of the most painful phrases in life. Laden with guilt and regret, these are words that can haunt one for eternity, especially when they are tied to […]

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“Hear our voices” was a creative presentation delivered by six youngsters with immigration detention experience in front of States, UN agencies and NGOs at the Day of General Discussion on September 28 2012. During the Day, the Committee underlined that article 37 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which also applies in […]

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A verbose and politically correct bureaucrat gives a lecture to a group of teenagers on the merits of the UK’s efficient and humane asylum system, whilst meanwhile, in the same building, detainees, imprisoned indefinitely in different ‘Removal Centres’ across the UK, leave messages in vain on an abandoned telephone answering machine in the ministry basement. […]