By Areej, Level 8 (English class) For the first time, an idea came to me in the month of Ramadan 2017 – to have an Eid celebration party in school. So I decided to ask my Principal for permission to organize the party. This idea came when I was really missing my relatives in Pakistan…

By a Level 8 (English) Student, EELC The persecution against my community, a particular sect of Islam that my family belongs to, made my parents and family flee my beloved country Pakistan to take refuge in Malaysia. The constitution of Pakistan declared us as non-Muslims. We are banned from practising our religion. We will be…

She was part of the group of nine families who lived in a compound on a hill in the city centre. One after the other they told us the heart wrenching, horrifying and traumatic journey they had from Rakhine State to the boats, to the jungles in the hands of human traffickers, to the detention…

Freddie welcomes anyone who comes to their home with a big smile. His school boy face always beams with it. He looks very normal until one looks at how he moves on the floor. He drags his body and his lower limbs with the use of his arms. His lower limbs show one leg that…

By Christine Teo Reflections of a teacher at ElShaddai E-Learning Centre What lies in the secret recess of the heart of a teenage refugee? How can one who has grown up in a stable and peaceful place fully comprehend the insecurities and frustrations that come with living life in limbo, coping with disrupted dreams and…

Touching Young Lives Through Arts

by Pin Lay, a volunteer from Singapore This is my fourth visit to the school and this time round, I decided that the students can try to paint using art paper instead of rice papers as it was difficult for them to process the rice papers the last time around. The three sessions were done…

by Pin Lay, a trainer and writer from Singapore It was a three days workshop (8 to 10 June 2017) to teach the students, ranging from 12 to 18 years old, how to apply critical thinking techniques and skills to problem solving. I found the students to be articulate, curious and forthcoming in the discussions…

An Enriching Experience with Children at ERLC

From 4th to 14th May, our team from Singapore, Sabrina, Jennifer, Bristan and Jozanne, visited ElShaddai Refugee Learning Centre to conduct tuition and remedial classes for the children. Our tuition classes were held on Saturday and Wednesday at Shalom 3 guest house. On Saturday, we did some writing practise and on Wednesday, we helped them…

This was a speech given by an EELC student during its official opening. Her name has been changed. My name is Melissa. I am 15 years old. I am from Pakistan. I would like to share with you my experience in ERLC (ElShaddai Refugee Learning Centre) and EELC (ElShaddai eLearning Centre). I started schooling in…

it opened my eyes

by Joanna Thinn Mar, Jeremiah School Mentor On 23 February, Jeremiah School (JS) visited ERLC as part of their mission week in Klang. Fourteen JS students were assigned to organise an activity with the Year 5 students. They conducted icebreakers to get to know the students. Then the students were divided into groups of three…

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