2Q 2023

Mission in Action

JRS Singapore participates in CHARIS’s 2023 Humanitarian Forum & Fair.
“I wanted to learn how to walk, but today I feel like I am running! So many things now feel possible for me,” Liaqat beamed excitedly when he shared his experience as an intern for CHARIS.

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Postcards to Syria and Turkey

In late May this year, an unexpected email came through JRS Singapore’s mailbox from the Korean Catholic community in Singapore. It was from Sunday school teacher, Ms Otilia Choi, on behalf of her class of nine Primary 6 students with a love offering of $4,200 to JRS Syria for the victims of February’s Syria and Turkey earthquakes.

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Surviving Against the Odds

Refugees in Thailand have no legal rights to work, access education, or receive medical services. They can be arrested and detained in centres for extended periods of time. But this has not deterred many of them who want to upskill and further their education. Philip, our JRS volunteer speaks with a graduate from our digital marketing course who has shown such perseverance.

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Five times displaced: a mother’s struggle to provide education for her children in Myanmar

“I cannot go back home, and if I could, I do not have a house anymore.” For Mima*, home is her village in Eastern Myanmar. Due to the violence that followed the February 2021 military coup, she hasn’t seen it in over a year and a half. She was forced to flee, together with her children, and has been displaced five times since.

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