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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
1 month 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
2 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
4 months 1 week ago

"What are you going to be?"

Written by Iswaran, former PBP student.   My name is Iswaran and I’d like to share the journey of my life.  Back in 2015 I found out about ‘free tuition’ known as ‘Pusat Bimbingan Pelajar’ (or academic guidance & mentorship in English) going on in my neighbourhood organised by a group known as Generasi Gemilang (GG).  I found out that GG helps to educate people and...

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By Cheri Lim | Head of Communications
4 months 2 weeks ago

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