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7 Lessons I Learned Working at GG

A tribute post to the staff and volunteers of the past, the present and the future.   At GG, we recommend spending time to reflect on our experiences in order for us to connect what we know to why we do what we do.  As I reflect on my last 7 years of working in GG, I came up with 7 lessons--a lesson for every year of my work here.   #1 PERCEPTION It is...

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By Clara Wan | Partnerships - Special Projects
1 month 3 weeks ago

What Do Elevators And Poverty Have In Common?

Have you ever been trapped in an elevator before?  My first ever experience of being trapped was on the way up an elevator at a public low-cost housing area (Program Perumahan Rakyat - PPR) together with 9 student volunteers.  Before panic broke out, I took a deep breath and gave myself a quick pep talk:  "Alright, look, listen, and think, Kai Shen.  You can do it...

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By Kai Shen | Family Service
3 months 3 weeks ago

Four Days in Prison School

The Youth Services team & Microsoft trainer with the 80 students from Sekolah Henry Gurney. I was heading into this prison school with the intention to inspire and impact the lives of the inmates. I never expected that I would be inspired and impacted in return. Allow me to explain:  A team of 4 of us from Yayasan Generasi Gemilang were on our way to Sekolah Henry Gurney,...

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By Richard Stephenson | Youth Services
4 months 3 weeks ago

A Little Area Called Pujut Corner

Pujut, a district in the town of Miri, is home to many charming residences, one of the town’s popular shopping malls and an iconic landmark – Sarawak Energy’s (SESCO) power centre. Like most urban cities, tucked away in the shadows lie urban poor communities who go unnoticed by many. These urban poor communities are located along the banks of Sungai Baong (Baong River) and are mostly...

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By Shu Ling | Communications
6 months 5 days ago

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