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Beyond Social Services
About Me:
I am working with communities in Singapore. I hope one day to return to my home country, Sarawak, East Malaysia, to work with the local indigenous groups.
My dream:
To be able to work with local indigenous communities in Sarawak.
To promote SALT among the different networks I have.
To be SALTY always!

Who says SALTY is bad!!! :))
I'm proud of:
My achievements - tho small - with the communities I am currently working with.

Gloria's Blog

Are we human?

Posted on February 20, 2012 at 2:10pm 7 Comments

During the recent International SALT visit in Indonesia, we started the session by asking this question: Are we human? What doesn't mean to be human?"

Well, needless to say, it was very easy to answer the question. Words like patient, listening, compassion, forgiving, etc...etc... were being offered.

The next day after our visit to the Transgender community, I went back to my room and started to ponder about what is really the question. I felt the question probably is "… Continue

Is this the power of local response???

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 11:38am 0 Comments

During my conversations with 25 indigenous women last week, one of the topics for discussion was their role on their community. The group gathered that their role has very often been limited to doing housework, looking after children and cooking for community events. The group eventually went to discuss about gender inequality in their respective villagers where women and men are treated differently - men often given leadership roles and women as followers.

At the end of the 1.5 days… Continue

SALT visit to one low-income community in Singapore

Posted on December 3, 2011 at 2:45pm 3 Comments

A group of 15 adults and elderly living in one low-income community shared a commom concern i.e insufficient income and food for their families. We facilitated a gathering to discuss how we can address our concerns and how together we can offer support to one another.

I went with 2 other colleagues and Dr. Jean-Louis Lamboray, who was in Singapore for a visit.

I started the discussion by thanking everyone for making time to come for the discussion and I commented that despite our… Continue

In the face of resistance, we chose to remain SALTy

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 4:12am 10 Comments

When those in authority become too involved in the community's life, the community becomes dependent and see themselves as recipients of welfare and help. Working in a community with a good mix of low, middle and high income group, it is natural that that rich sees themselves as superior and powerful. They take charge of leadership positions and make decisions they deem to be helpful for the whole community.

I was invited by the Residents Commiittee (RC) to make a presentation to this…


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At 3:41pm on November 11, 2013, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Thinking of you Gloria. Love and energy to you.

At 4:20pm on July 26, 2012, Rituu B. Nanda said…

A very happy birthday Gloria!

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At 5:21am on August 14, 2011, Gaston said…
Hi Gloria, I will have lunch on Wednesday with this Mark that you met in the plane on the way back to Singapore. Let's see. Seems an interesting guy.
At 11:43am on August 1, 2011, Rituu B. Nanda said…
Happy to see you active here! A warm welcome to Gender competence group. You are a beautiful person, my friend.
At 6:40am on July 25, 2011, Gaston said…
Hi Gloria, great to see you here. Feel free to share your experience through a blog. Even the experience with the SALT visit that we did in Singapore.
At 8:02am on July 2, 2011, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Dear Gloria,


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